Her Excellency Buthaina bint Ali Al Jabr Al Nuaimi
Minister of Education and Higher Education
Her Excellency Buthaina bint Ali Al Jabr Al Nuaimi was appointed Minister of Education and Higher Educationin October 2021.
Her Excellency Buthaina bint Ali Al Jabr Al Nuaimi assumed the position of Minister of Education and Higher Education in October of 2021 and holds the position of Secretary-General of the National Committee for Education, Culture and Science. Throughout her career spanning over 20 years, HE Buthaina was able to amass several achievements and attain invaluable experience in various fields of education.
Prior to being appointed to this position, HE Buthaina has held several important positions, including President of Pre-University Education at Qatar Foundation from 2016 to 2021.
Earlier in her career and before joining Qatar Foundation in 2006, HE Buthaina was a teacher, then a head of department and later a vice principal at several Ministry of Education and Higher Education schools.
During her time at Qatar Foundation, Her Excellency had held several leadership positions, including Founding President of Pre-University Education. During her tenure in this position, she developed many existing programs and established specialised schools and new centres.
Her Excellency has served on many national education committees and school boards of trustees, including the Franco-Qatarien Voltaire school and the Joint Advisory Board of Texas A&M University in Qatar.
Her Excellency holds an EMBA from HEC Paris and a bachelor’s degree in Arts and Education, majoring in English from Qatar University.
Her Excellency the Minister of Education and Higher Education has an overall responsibility for all Ministry of Education and Higher Education issues, including:
Recruiting, training, supporting and licensing public school teachers as well as licensing private schools
Increasing awareness of important educational activities
Setting curriculum standards for Arabic, English, math, science and Islamic studies for all public K-12 schools
Liaising with relevant parties to support the education system in accordance with the Qatar National Vision2030