70 nations to participate in International Junior Science Olympiad in Doha

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The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, Dr Ibrahim bin Saleh Al Nuaimi (centre), addressing a press conference about the upcoming 16th International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO 2019), in Doha, yesterday.

The Ministry of Education and Higher Education has announced its readiness to host the 16th International Junior Science Olympiad 2019 which will begin tomorrow at Qatar National Convention Center (QNCC) with the participation of 70 countries.

“Qatar represented by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education will host this giant international event, as first Arab country in which contestants from 70 countries will participate,” said Undersecretary of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, Dr Ibrahim bin Saleh Al Nuaimi.

Al Nuaimi was speaking at a press conference held yesterday on the preparation of the 16th International Junior Science Olympiad 2019 scheduled to be held in Doha from December 3 to 11.

He stressed that the success of the Olympiad will be the fruit of joining forces and concerted efforts of all participants, not specific to the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, Qatar University and Qatar Foundation, because it concerns the entire Qatari society, calling on everyone to embrace the Olympiad and work to make it a success.

Al Nuaimi said that the Olympiad is an opportunity for the guests of Qatar to see its renaissance at all levels and its readiness for the 2022 World Cup, which is a testament to the quality and strength of our education system because our children will compete with students from 70 countries from around the world, which opens new horizons for them and enhances their friendships and relations with their peers internationally.

He added that the Olympiad is an opportunity to compare the scientific performance of our students in the field of science with their international peers, and this will enable us to know more about our strengths and weaknesses and how to advance our methods and methodologies in teaching science.

For her part, Assistant Undersecretary for Educational Affairs and Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Committee for the Olympiad Fawzia Abdul Aziz Al Khater, confirmed that Qatar’s hosting of the International Junior Science Olympiad will benefit our children and boost their skills and experience and benefit educational leaders and teachers in the educational community, which contributes to the achievement of Qatar National Vision 2030. 

She said that 200 students were selected from Qatar after training and tests, 24 students representing 4 teams will be selected to participate in the International Olympiad.  

 

The Acting Assistant Undersecretary for Higher Education Affairs and Chairman of the Scientific Committee for the International Junior Science Olympiad 2019 Dr. Khaled Al Ali, explained that the process of developing the exam questions went through several stages, including a team of members of the Scientific Committee with the Organizing Committee for the Science Olympiad 2019 to visit the State of Botswana to learn about the conditions and details of the competition.

Source: www.thepeninsulaqatar.com

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