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SEC: New learning materials will comply with Qatar’s ‘religious and cultural traditions’

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The Supreme Education Council has promised Qatar’s schools new learning resources that will making teaching Arabic “easy” and comply with the country’s religious and cultural traditions, local media reports.

The move is part of a nation-wide effort to improve education standards in Qatar. Earlier this month, the SEC announced that all independent school teachers would be subject to eligibility exams.  

The materials, which are being produced by international publishers who have been briefed about what can and can’t be in them, are set to be introduced this fall to 30 test schools.

They will cover Arabic, Islamic history and Qatari history – subjects that all schools here, even private ones, must teach. Materials to teach math, science, social studies and English are also being prepared.

The Peninsula reports:

The reference material will cope with the new academic standards laid down by the SEC under the education reform initiative…

The SEC has also set up expert committees to check the content of the material in each subject to ensure that they comply with the Qatari standards, said a SEC official.

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