The Ministry of Education and Higher Education held a press conference yesterday in its premises in West Bay, to announce the third edition of the Information Technology and Communications competition in Qatar, and the opening of registration for students wishing to participate in the competition.
The competition is a key initiative that seeks to nurture talents, enhance skills, and prepare local cadres for the digital era, in partnership with Qatar University, Hamad bin Khalifa University, Carnegie Mellon University, and Community College of Qatar. The competition promotes innovation and creativity and acts as a bridge between the classroom and the workforce to nurture ICT university students' talents in the Middle East region, increase national ICT competitiveness, and develop a generation of ICT leaders ready to drive forward the digital transformation.
In this occasion, Dr. Ibrahim Al Nuaimi, Undersecretary for the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, stated that this competition encourages innovation and creativity for students, and contributes in preparing the future generation to achieve national goals, especially in the fields of human development, economy diversification, entrepreneurship, and innovation-based technological projects.
Al Nuaimi also highlighted the interest of MOEHE in information technology, in terms of developing the curricula, increasing the technology and computer classes in all academic stages, and improving laboratories and computer labs. He also pointed out that the Ministry is in the process of completing the development of the e-learning system in the country, and that this system will be implemented starting the next academic year.
Source: Government of Qatar