Qatar’s education sector is commemorated in a mini-museum at the Doha International Book Fair
Doha: At the 31st Doha International Book Fair, the Ministry of Education and Higher Education’s pavilion attracted a considerable number of visitors.
The increased attendance is attributable to the pavilion’s innovations that drew visitors and took them on a mini-journey of education in the country from the past to the present.
Aisha Al Kuwari, CEO of Rosa Publishing House, said that education in Qatar has progressed through various stages. Future generations should learn about the development and success that Qatar has achieved through its efforts to improve education standards.
Al Kuwari encouraged parents to join their children in the pavilion to learn about Qatar’s educational heritage as well as historical individuals who contributed to the country’s revival and growth. She compared visiting the Education Pavilion to visiting a mini-museum at a book fair.
According to Al Kuwari, the Ministry of Education and Higher Education’s Department of Learning Resources played a key role in reviewing and developing school curricula. They maintained constant contact with Qatari publishing houses to review the latest publications and provide updated resources to schools at all levels.
Hisham Badr Al Din, a learning resources specialist at the Curricula Department, said the pavilion is separated into two sections. One section is for displaying historical curricula and images and the other for displaying contemporary advanced education. Badr Al Din described the events at the Ministry’s pavilion, which includes photographs, old textbooks, and models of ancient and current classrooms.
Khadija Karam, a specialist at Al Wukair Model School for Boys, one of the volunteers at the Ministry of Education and Higher Education pavilion, described the volunteering experience as a “unique experience” that enabled her to acquire many skills and learn new information about education.