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Qatar to get first Finnish school as private education options expand

The Qatar-Finland International School is one of five new private schools scheduled to open this fall as part of efforts to meet rising demand for school places in the country. Continue Reading →

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Report highlights hurdles facing Qatar’s private education sector

A new GCC Education Industry Report said there are many opportunities for private firms to fill demand for school places in Qatar, but high set-up costs and strict regulations are discouraging entrants into the market. Continue Reading →

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Many schools plan appeals after SEC limits tuition fee increases

Many private schools in Qatar are appealing to the SEC after they were refused to increase their fees, or only allowed to raise them by a few hundred riyals. Continue Reading →

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SEC shortens independent schools’ day as Doha temperatures rise

The new directive means that independent schools must now finish teaching by noon each day, starting June 1. However, private schools appear to be unaffected by the change. Continue Reading →

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SEC to hire 900 teachers to meet rising demand at independent schools

More than 36,000 people have already applied for the postings, according to the Supreme Education Council’s Human Resources Director. Priority will go to qualified candidates in Qatar and those from select Arab nations. Continue Reading →

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SEC reviews new ban on mid-year enrollment at some Doha schools

The restriction means that no children, whether currently in Qatar or abroad, are currently allowed to take up places in a new school partway through the school year, unless they are granted an exception by the SEC. Continue Reading →

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SEC to give parents and pupils a say in school fee increases

In an effort to create a “scientific and transparent” system, Qatar’s governing education body will judge a school’s petition to raise tuition by five new criteria. Continue Reading →

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Headteachers and parents discuss admissions amid school place shortage

With a limited number of available school places, parents seek insight into how the admissions process works, and school heads weigh in on what they’re looking for. Continue Reading →

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Average school fees rise in Qatar as competition for places increases

According to the Supreme Education Council’s annual report, there is a wide disparity in teacher turnover rates, hours of instruction and tuition costs at independent schools and private schools. Continue Reading →

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Some private schools close admissions early after class size crackdown

The move follows a Supreme Education Council circular reminding schools to keep classrooms capped at 30 students, and comes at a time when Qatar’s secondary education system struggles rising demand. Continue Reading →

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