13 new Independent schools set to open

August 28, 2014 - 2:07:37 am

DOHA: Thirteen new Independent schools have been completed and are ready to receive students for the new academic year beginning on September 7.

The Supreme Education Council (SEC) has indicated that another 22 schools would be completed between October this year and May next year and three more schools  by September 2015. In September next year, the SEC would award contracts for 17 more schools to be completed in 2016, a local Arabic daily reported yesterday.

Six new sports facilities for students would start operating next month. The SEC will receive another nine sports facilities from Ashghal between September and December this year and two nursery schools in May 2015. Next month, the Council would award contracts for six new sports facilities to be completed and received in October 2015.

Also, it is preparing a new design for school sports buildings that would be bigger than the current ones and the design is expected to be completed in January 2015, said the daily.

The SEC also said that it had completed repairs and maintenance work in most of the old schools. The work involved repairs on air conditioners and fire alarm systems, setting up a gas system, especially in secondary school laboratories, repair of water leaks and painting. 

Some schools are damaged beyond repair and new schools would be built on their premises. Students from these schools have been shifted to other schools.

Students of Maymouna Girls Primary School will be transferred to their new school building in Old Airport area, while students from Khansaa Girls Primary School will be transferred to their new school building in Al Raudha area Students from Khawla bint Azrou Independent Girls School will be transferred to their new school building in Khalifa area.

THE PENINSULA

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