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Education Ministry Approves Calendar For Next Four Academic Years


(MENAFN- The Peninsula) The Peninsula

Minister of Education and Higher Education, H E Buthaina bint Ali Al Jabr Al Nuaimi issued on Wednesday a ministerial decision approving the school calendar for the next four academic years from 2023/2024 to 2026/2027.

The decision came as a result of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education's keen interest and adherence to Qatar National Vision 2030, particularly the pillar of human development through the development of the State of Qatar's population.

Students will return to school on August 27 this year, marking the start of the 2023-2024 academic year.

The full academic calendar for the next four years, can be viewed here (arabic) .

The following has been considered in the annual calendar for the next four years:
- Balance in school days in line with international standards and global education systems.
- Provide teachers and students the proper amount of vacation time.
- Scheduling the second-round exams for the start of the school year rather than during the summer break.
- Investing in the first week of the first semester of every academic year by designating three-day for the purpose of staff training and professional development.
- Allocating the first day (Sunday) of the second semester's start of work (following the mid-year break) for employee training and professional development, provided that students begin school on Monday.
- The second semester's midterm vacation will be canceled and replaced by the first semester's midterm vacation (one week in October), after the midterm exams to give students and teachers time to rest. As the second semester includes many official holidays, including Al-Fitr and Eid Al-Adha holidays.

For the academic year 2023-2024, students return to school on August 27, 2023. The mid-term break for this academic year is on December 28, 2023. School staff holidays are scheduled on June 30, 2024 until August 22, 2024.
For the academic year 2024-2025, students return to schools on September 1, 2024. The mid-term break for this academic year is December 2, 2024. School staff holiday is on July 6, 2025 until August 21, 2025.
For the academic year 2025-2026, students return back to school on August 31, 2025. The mid-term break for this academic year is December 28, 2025. Holiday for school staff is scheduled on July 1, 2026 until August 20, 2026.
For the academic year 2026-2027, students return to school on August 30, 2026. Mid-term academic break is on December 27, 2026 and school staff holiday is on June 4, 2027 until August 19, 2027.

The school calendar was adaptable enough to allow for adjustments that are consistent with demands, advancements, and learning standards in terms of the allocated time amount of time for schooling.

The Ministry seizes the opportunity to express its concern for the interests of students and the effectiveness of the educational process in order to accomplish the tasks assigned to it.

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