MoEHE is planning a week of events to commemorate the International Day of Education.

Qatar’s Doha: In honor of Qatar’s sixth International Day of Education, the Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MoEHE) has announced the start of a week-long program of events. Scheduled from January 21 to 25, the celebrations, themed ‘Education is everyone’s responsibility,’ will include a variety of activities for students, instructors, and families from both public and private schools. According to Maha Zayed Al Ruwaili, Assistant Undersecretary for Educational Affairs at MoEHE, the goal is to emphasize the importance of education in the development of individuals and society and to encourage social accountability.

According to Al Ruwaili, the array of activities will enhance the educational culture, inspire students, increase community awareness, and highlight Qatar’s progress in education. These activities include panels, the exchange of educational experiences, and a variety of educational, pedagogical, sporting, artistic, theatrical, and technical events.

The UN General Assembly established the International Day of Education in 2018 with the aim of highlighting the role that education plays in accomplishing development objectives. The day is celebrated on January 24 every year. Al Ruwaili stressed that the festivities would underscore the joint accountability of educators and parents, exhibiting Qatar’s proactive involvement with the global community to accomplish high-quality education as a fundamental objective of the UN agenda by 2030.

On the International Day of Education, parents employed by government agencies or their representatives will receive a three-hour workday reduction thanks to an initiative with the Civil Service and Government Development Bureau (CSGDB). The goal of this program is to improve the relationship between parents and kids and the family’s contribution to education. Dhabiya Ahmad Al Buainain, the Director of the CSGDB’s Nomination and Replacement Department, clarified that parents can participate in the festivities and go back to work on the day of the event by submitting a three-hour permission request through the Mawared platform. Nonetheless, this judgment does not apply to public sector positions when attendance is required or if working hours have been lowered for certain reasons.

Maryam Abdullah Al Mohannadi, the director of MoEHE’s department of public relations and communication, stressed the need of parental involvement in the events so they may monitor their kids’ development.