DOHA: Admission to the Police College to be set up in Qatar will be open to non-Qatari students as well, subject to scholarships awarded by their countries.
The Emir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani issued Decision No. 161 of 2013 on Wednesday to establish and regulate the college.
A supreme council of the college, chaired by the Minister of Interior, will prepare rules and regulations for the college and monitor their implementation.
The college will provide a four-year bachelor’s degree in law and police science in Arabic.
However, the council has the right to allow one or more subjects in a foreign language.
Non-Qatari students who obtain scholarships of their countries can also study in the college.
The Minister will issue rules and regulations regarding their admission and certification.
The college will bear the expenses of education, training, lodging, books and other student requirements. It will also pay the bills for medical treatment of students in and out of the country.
A graduate of the college should serve as a policeman at least double the period of their study from the date of graduation. Otherwise they will have to pay the education expenses. This rule will also apply to students who leave the college before completing the course without any genuine reasons.
The vice-chairman and members of the council will be appointed by a decision of the Minister.
The council will make general policies for the college and approve its curriculum and academic programmes.
It will also fix the number of students to be admitted every year and formulate rules and regulations for their selection.
The council has been authorised to accredit and issue a bachelor’s degree in law and police science.
It will appoint teaching staff and trainers and approve financial and administrative regulations for the college.
The annual budget of the college will also be approved by the council.
A college council will be set up under the chairmanship of the director-general of the college. The members of the council will be nominated based on a decision of the Minister.