Education in Qatar
The education system in Qatar at all levels are directed and controlled by The Supreme Education Council and the The Ministry of Education. The primary school is obligatory for every child and is free in public schools. Education in Qatar is very diverse with several schools from different countries. Also, several prestigious universities around the world have satellite campuses in the country in Education City or in the city of Doha.
Control of education is currently shared between the Ministry of Education and the Supreme Education council. Funding to the Ministry of Education has been reduced and many schools have been transferred to the Supreme Education Council.
The Supreme Education Council
The Supreme Education Council was created by decree number 37 in the year. The council directs and controls the education system at all levels from the pre-school through the university. The Council aims to improve the quality of secondary schools by creating Independent schools with greater control over their own affairs.
Ministry of Education
The Ministry of Education provides private schools with educational facility inspection, health service and free electricity and water. It encompasses private kindergartens and schools as well as educational services and training centers in addition to the university services center.
The Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development
Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development is a private, chartered, non-profit organization in the state of Qatar, founded in 1995. Under Qatar Foundation’s umbrella are Education City which comprises several foreign universities, academic and training programs, and Qatar Science and Technology Park. Qatar Foundation launched the World Innovation Summit for Education – WISE – an annual global forum that brings together education stakeholders, opinion leaders and decision makers from all over the world to discuss educational issues.
List of Education centers and schools in Qatar