(MENAFN - The Peninsula) QNADoha: The Minister of Education and Higher Education, H E Dr. Mohammed Abdul Wahed Ali Al Hammadi, met yesterday with the President of the International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO), Prof. Paresh Joshi, and his accompanying delegation, currently visiting the country.
The meeting reviewed the Ministry's preparations to host the 16th International Junior Science Olympiad, which will be held in the State of Qatar in December.
In statements following the meeting, Assistant Undersecretary for Educational Affairs Fawzia Abdulaziz Al Khater said that the final report issued by the IJSO team, headed by Prof. Paresh Joshi, was reassuring and emphasised the readiness and good preparations for Qatar's hosting of this important scientific event, making the tournament, which is the first in the Arab world, distinguished by all standards in many ways, including the development of systems of testing, correction, voting, and other logistical matters. Prof. Paresh Joshi said that the organisation's delegation held many meetings with the organising committee of the IJSO Qatar 2019, and found remarkable progress in the planning and implementation aspects of the events that have been well planned, stressing that the 16th edition in Qatar will be a well planned and excellent event.
Assistant Undersecretary for Higher Education Affairs Dr. Khalid Al Ali, who is chairman of the scientific committee of the International Junior Science Olympiad, said that many meetings were held between the scientific and organising committees of Qatar Olympiad and representatives of the organisation to discuss the measures and preparations, in addition to field visits, which were conducted to the facilities where the contests will take place. Qatar will host the 16th International Junior Science Olympiad from December 3 to 12 as the first Arab country to host the event.