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Qatar Government Schools to Open September 27

Government schools to reopen on September 27
Web posted at: 8/6/2009 2:31:6

DOHA: Qatar is to witness its usual post-summer hustle and bustle from the end of next month as the numerically sizeable government and Independent schools open for a fresh academic year on September 27, a little less than a week after Eid Al Fitr.

The Minister of Education and Higher Education, H E Saad bin Ibrahim Al Mahmoud, yesterday announced the schedule for both the morning and evening government educational institutions for the new academic year.

Being the Secretary-General of the Supreme Education Council (SEC), the regulatory body for Independent Schools, the minister also declared the schedule of the Independent Schools for the entire year (2009-10).

The administrative staff of these schools is required to report for duty on September 13, during the holy month of Ramadan.

The first semester examinations of schools from the elementary to the preparatory level are to be held from January 31 next year, while high school students will sit for their exams from January 21.

The winter vacation of these schools will start on February 14 and end a fortnight later, while their annual exams are to be held by June-end 2010.

The schools will reopen after the summer break on September 21, 2010.

August 6, 2009 - Posted by | Community, Doha, Education, Eid, ExPat Life, Living Conditions, Qatar, Ramadan


  1. Can your team clarify what the first day back at school for American School of Doha is?

    Comment by rob lowe | August 12, 2009 | Reply

  2. LOL, Rob Lowe, it’s a matter of pure conjecture. Do independent schools determine their own start date, or does the government? The government announcement implies all schools, but I personally know of may schools which are starting in early September. You’ll have to call the ASD and ask them!

    Comment by intlxpatr | August 12, 2009 | Reply

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