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‘It still affects me to this day:’ The lasting impact of bullying in Qatar’s schools

Rampant bullying in Qatar’s schools take a toll on students’ mental health. “It’s either eat or get eaten, you’re either the bully or you get bullied,” says Hashim*, a 23 year-old Jordanian describing his preparatory...

Ministry of Education releases guidelines for exams

Public school exams to last 16 days Authorities have issued their guidelines on how exams should be conducted in public schools across Qatar as the end of the first semester approaches. They include the following...

This little hero found money at school .. then handed it in

Not all heroes wear capes, sometimes they just wear school uniforms. When this child found money lying on his school’s premises, he picked it up and returned it to the administration, an act that seemed...

School health measures highlighted as ‘rotating attendance’ begins

Violation of precautionary measures during the newly-imposed school system will result in appropriate legal actions, Qatar’s ministry of education says. Schools in Qatar opened for the first day of the new compulsory attendance system that...

Qatar shifts to ‘rotating attendance’ as students return to school

As COVID-19 cases dwindle, schools open to in-person learning Schools will see growing in-person attendance as the Ministry of Education announces that classes will now be in-person as well as online, starting November 1....

School children get training to reduce mental illness stigma

First-of-its-kind program in the region promotes mental health and reduces some of the negativity surrounding it.  The Wellness Ambassadors programme, the region’s first school-based mental health programme, has led to a significant change in the...
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