As of 4 April 2021, the Ministry of Education announced that a distance learning system will be implemented to ensure the safety of Qatar’s students.

Are educational facilities open?+

No. The Ministry of Education and Higher Education announced distance learning and suspend attendance of all students in all public and private universities, schools and kindergartens in Qatar, as of Sunday, 4 April 2021.

What advice do you have for students studying abroad?+

We advise students abroad to adhere to the policies in place in the country of residence. Local embassies will be ready to provide any of the necessary services, including facilitating procedures for return to the State of Qatar for Qatari citizens, if the need arises.

What measures have been put in place to allow for schools to safely continue the 2020/2021 academic year?+

The Qatari government has outlined the following measures to ensure that students, teachers and their families remain safe:

  • Distance learning will be adopted, for all educational activity.
  • Attendance is compulsory for distance learning.
  • The State of Qatar is prioritising teachers and education staff in the vaccination drive.

It should be noted that these measures are subject to change due to the changing situation posed by COVID-19.

What initiatives has the State of Qatar taken to promote remote learning?+

Qatar Media Corporation, in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, established two TV stations with the aim of providing a smooth and easy transition to distance learning. Called ‘Education 1’ and ‘Education 2’, the channels will support the efforts of the Ministry to complete the academic year for students and parents.

The Ministry of Education and Higher Education has also created a new educational channel on YouTube titled ‘Qatar’s distance learning‘ for students grades 1-12, to ready them, their parents and teachers for the remote-learning system.