The opening of nine new private schools and six kindergartens is hoped to alleviate some of the stress on Qatar's overburdened education system, which has been struggling to accommodate the growing needs of the population.
Amid a school place shortage, some 22 more schools are supposed to open between October 2014 and May 2015, and several more kindergartens are expected to become operational by December, the SEC has pledged.
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.
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.