The Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MOEHE) is the government entity charged with supporting and regulating education in Qatar. That includes a full array of K-12 public and private schools and high-quality institutions of higher education.
The Ministry is led by Her Excellency Ms. Buthaina Bint Ali Al Jabr Al Nuaimi, Minister of Education and Higher Education appointed in 2021.
Major Ministry Responsibilities
Vision, Mission and ValuesThe Ministry has identified a mission, a vision, and a set of values to guide its work.
Vision: “Leading innovative, high-quality, life-long learning opportunities serving Qatar's society".
Mission: “Regulate and support high quality learning opportunities across all educational levels to provide individuals in Qatar's society with the needed knowledge, skills, and attitudes according to their abilities and in line with the national values needs".
Ministry's ServicesThe Ministry offers a broad range of services to key stakeholders and the public. They can be found in Our Services by clicking here.
Education Strategy 2018 - 2022
"The education sector is key to meeting the development goals of Qatar. The state’s permanent constitution enshrines education as one of the main pillars of social progress. Qatar National Vision 2030 (QNV2030) aims to build the capacities of Qatari citizens by establishing world-class education system that offers exceptional opportunities for quality education and training.
In light of this, the Ministry of Education and Higher Education has been playing a key role in implementing the Education and Training Sector Strategy (ETSS) 2011-16. Considerable challenges, as well as invaluable outcomes, have been associated with the strategy.
Building on the experience of this strategy, the Ministry used an outcome-based approach for developing the Education and Training Sector Strategy 2018-22. This second ETSS is currently implemented in coordination with the rest of the state sectoral strategies, and led by the Statistics and Planning Authority.
The ETSS 2018-22 executive summary highlights the goal, objectives and main components of the strategy and how relevant it is to the state plans and strategies. It further explains the implementation and follow-up mechanism used to reach a consolidated approach for all parties involved in the education process.
To learn about the ETSS 2018-22 objectives, main components and other relevant information, click here.
Education Annual Statistics
The Educational Policy and Research Department issues annual statistics about education in the State of Qatar. This includes indicators and accurate information about education of schools and students as well as teachers and administrators.
The aim of these statistics is to provide decision and policy makers with a set of precise and recent statistical data for planning and policymaking based on sound, scientific information, as well as providing an accurate and credible statistical picture for educational researchers and interested parties.
This information includes basic educational data that has been classified according to the various stages of education (pre-primary, primary, preparatory, and secondary stage) depending on the type of education (public, private, evening, special education and special needs education).
Annual statistics on education in Qatar includes data on the educational system for a full academic year and are issued in December of each year.
The Latest Annual Statistics Reports:
The bulletin contains bi-annual educational statistics featuring the latest statistical data for the period in which the bulletin is issued. The bulletin is published in November and May.
The Latest Statistical Issues: