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Qatar to get 21 new schools this month – and they look great

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All photos courtesy of Ashghal

Qatar’s public works authority will deliver nearly two dozen school buildings worth some QR1 billion to the education ministry this month.

In a statement, Ashghal said it has so far handed over 11 independent schools to the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, and will deliver four more by next week.

It is also finalizing six new kindergarten/nursery buildings.

Flag hall in new schools and KG
Flag hall in new schools and KG

Photos of the structures show unique interior designs with “more attractive paints and patterns that would help improve the educational environment,” Ashghal said.

Over the past three years, Ashghal said it has constructed around 60 schools and 35 kindergartens to help Qatar cope with a school placement crunch.

Earlier this year, the education ministry also said that 15 new private schools and kindergartens have been granted approval to open during the new academic year.

This should create some 10,380 new seats for students in Qatar, it added.

Offerings

The new school buildings have 25 classrooms that can accommodate some 650 students, as well as facilities for IT, science, sports, libraries and arts. There are also outdoor playgrounds and shaded parking spaces.

The names of the schools are:

New Independent Schools list
New Independent Schools list

Meanwhile, the kindergartens have 12 classrooms that can hold some 240 children, as well as activity areas, music and computer rooms and library space.

These nurseries are located in Al Thakhira, Al Messila, Wadi Al Banat, Hazm Al Markhiya, Nuaija and Umm Ghuwailina.

Outdoor play space for kindergartens
Outdoor play space for kindergartens

The buildings comply with green specifications that reduce energy and water consumption and reflect local architecture and heritage, Ashghal said.

And all the new buildings adhere to the fire code and are special needs accessible.

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