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PM attends World Teachers’ Day celebrations

رئيس الوزراء يشهد الاحتفال بيوم المعلم

Qatar celebrated World Teachers’ Day yesterday by honouring 100 teachers in a ceremony which was attended by Prime Minister and Interior Minister H E Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani.

Addressing the ceremony, held at the Qatar National Convention Center (QNCC), Minister of Education and Higher Education, H E Dr. Mohamed bin Abdul Wahed Ali Al Hammmadi said that Qatar’s National Vision aims to transform Qatar, by 2030, to a developed country capable of realising sustainable development.

“This can be achieved by utilising an education system that copes with modern international standards, where educators play a vital role in preparing the students for the future,” H E the Minister added.

H E the Minister said that Qatar’s national policies are centred on the advancement of human resources, and the teachers are at the forefront of this policy, and this celebration is a vivid indication of Qatar’s interest in teachers. Following the directives of Amir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the State of Qatar has achieved all international standards and guidelines concerning the status of teachers including their security and job satisfaction.

He said that Qatar is attracting quality teachers from all over the world as teachers working in the government sector are from 56 nationalities, and those in the private education sector are from 105 nationalities, which indicates Qatar’s openness to the world despite the unjust blockade.

H E the Minister of Education and Higher Education confirmed that the State of Qatar’s annual celebration of World Teachers’ Day is an appreciation of the role of teachers, in accordance with the joint recommendation of International Labour Organisation (ILO) and Unesco on the status of teachers.

During the celebration, H E the Minister of Education and Higher Education honoured 100 veteran teachers for their excellent services in the field of education in Qatar.

The ceremony was attended by Minister of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs, H E Yousuf bin Mohamed Al Othman Fakhro; President of Planning and Statistics Authorities, H E Dr Saleh bin Mohammed Al Nabit; Qatar University President Dr. Hassan Al Derham; President of Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) Dr. Ahmad M Hasnah; President of Community College of Qatar (CCQ) Dr Mohammed Ibrahim Al Naimi, number of senior officials at the Ministry of Education and Higher Education and heads of diplomatic missions in Qatar.

The ceremony also witnessed a special reception of new teachers, where new teachers from several countries including Oman, Jordan, Sudan, Somalia, Yemen, Tunisia, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, United Kingdom, USA, Bulgaria and Turkey walked to the podium.

A veteran teacher Nasser Saleh Al Khulaki, who was honoured yesterday, presented flag of Qatar to his colleague, a new Qatari teacher, Abdullah Mohammed, the embodiment of the continuation of generations.

In his speech, H E the Minister stressed that as the Ministry looks forward to a more effective role for teachers in achieving Qatar National Vision. The Ministry has stipulated the achievement of the highest indicators of integrity and transparency in the public service in the educational system, through the implementation of criteria and selection methods according to high qualifications, because progress in education depends on the qualifications and experience of teachers and their human qualities.

He added that in light of the future directions, the Ministry will continue to develop its educational visions to overcome all the difficulties and challenges, especially the demographic challenge, and the increase in demand for education and the opening of new schools annually, and this requires the recruitment of more teachers in light of the scarcity of qualified teachers in the region.

He renewed the Ministry’s commitment to support teachers and safeguard all their rights in accordance with national policies and international conventions.

The Minister stressed the importance of the role of teachers in Qatar schools, to renew the ministry’s vision of the teaching profession, in accordance with an approach that takes into account the diversity and individual differences of children, and respect their dignity and cultural specificities, and expand their perceptions, so that they can compete with their peers at the global level.

The Minister also called on students and all partners of the educational process to share the joy of the teachers in Qatar and express their gratitude, respect and appreciation, and give them the consideration and social status they deserve, because they are the source of inspiration and the keys to the future we want.

H E Dr. Al Hammadi expressed his sincere gratitude and appreciation to Prime Minister and Interior Minister of H E Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, for the continuous support and guidance to the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, and his keen to sponsor and attend this annual ceremony.

A documentary film was screened which showed continuity of the generations of teachers in the performance of their message was presented generation after generation.

By Sanaullah Ataullah / The Peninsula

شهد معالي الشيخ عبدالله بن ناصر بن خليفة آل ثاني رئيس مجلس الوزراء وزير الداخلية، الاحتفال السنوي باليوم العالمي للمعلم، والذي أقيم تحت شعار «رسول العلم.. شكراً»، وذلك بمركز قطر الوطني للمؤتمرات صباح أمس.

وألقى سعادة الدكتور محمد عبدالواحد الحمادي وزير التعليم والتعليم العالي كلمة في الحفل، أكد فيها أن رؤية دولة قطر الوطنية تهدف إلى تحويل قطر، بحلول العام 2030، إلى دولة متقدمة قادرة على تحقيق التنمية المستدامة، ويأتي ذلك عبر بناء نظام تعليمي يواكب المعايير العالمية العصرية يقوم فيه المعلمون بدورٍ محوري في إعداد الطلبة للمستقبل، وتوجيه رأس مال قطر البشري والمعرفي في مساراته الصحيحة، تمهيداً لتحقيق أهدافنا وغاياتنا الوطنية.

ويعتبر الاحتفال دلالة على مدى الاهتمام بالمعلمين بعد أن حققت دولة قطر بفضل التوجيهات السامية لحضرة صاحب السمو أمير البلاد المفدى كافة المعايير والمبادئ التوجيهية العالمية الخاصة بأوضاع المعلمين، بما في ذلك أمنهم ورضاهم الوظيفي، حتى أصبحت دولة قطر قِبلة ومنطقة جذب وظيفي، يعمل بها معلمون في القطاع الحكومي ينتمون لـ (56) جنسية، ومعلمون في القطاع التعليمي الخاص ينتمون لـ (105) جنسيات، مما يدل على انفتاح قطر على العالم رغم الحصار الجائر المفروض عليها.

حضر الاحتفال عدد من أصحاب السعادة الشيوخ والوزراء وعدد من أصحاب السعادة أعضاء السلك الدبلوماسي المعتمدين لدى الدولة والسادة أعضاء الهيئات التدريسية والإدارية.

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