Ministry announces Qatar high school results; pass percentage goes up

Doha: The Ministry of Education and Higher Education announced today the results of the final examinations for high school for the academic year 2019/2020.

The success rate reached more than 85 percent for daytime education, an increase of 3 percent over the previous academic year, while the rate for the Religious Institute was approximately 93.5 percent, up 15 percent from the previous academic year.

The technical high school has also witnessed an increase in the success rate of nearly 7 percent from last year, knowing that the success rate this year has reached more than 86 percent, while the success rate in the Banking Sciences High School has reached more than 97 percent, an increase of 5 percent over the previous academic year, and the success rate for high school adult education reached more than 31.5 percent, with a slight decrease of half percent.

Minister of Education and Higher Education HE Dr. Mohammed Abdul Wahed Al Hammadi congratulated the students for their success and expressed pride in the honorable results they achieved in the tests they performed under severe health conditions due to the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the psychological conditions due to the pressures they were subjected to.

His Excellency also praised the solidarity of all to move forward in taking the tests despite the aforementioned circumstances, expressing thanks and appreciation to all staff in the educational system, and to all state institutions that have contributed with the ministry and participated in this success.

His Excellency added in a press conference on this occasion that the results achieved by male and female students were satisfactory, and better in their general average than last year, indicating that this is due to students commitment to the educational curriculum and their discipline and their studying and preparation for the tests in light of Coronavirus pandemic conditions, stressing that the combined efforts of all concerned parties enabled them to overcome this challenge safely.

In this context, His Excellency pointed to the stability of curricula, its development and its modification, so that it affected positively the results of this year, which gave good indicators for the academic stages in general.

His Excellency pointed out that what distinguished the tests of this year is that many students obtained an average of 90 percent or more, indicating in this regard that more than 2561 students obtained an average of over 90 percent, of whom 726 were Qatari, while 4 students got the full degree in all subjects, and this is attributed to the efforts made and state support to develop the educational process.

HE the Minister also touched on the tests for the second round next August and the ministerial decision issued regarding amending some provisions of the annual calendar for schools for the academic year 2019/2020, according to which the dates for the second round exams for all grades from (first to twelfth – day and adult education) for the academic year 2019 / 2020 starts from 08/23/2020 to 8/31/2020.

He explained that the study in the coming academic year will be full or part-time remotely according to Coronavirus pandemic risks, explaining that 110 students were isolated at the time of the tests, and special tests will be organized for them related to the second-round curriculum taking into account their health conditions.

His Excellency said that 75 percent of the study in the academic year 2019/2020 was done regularly and only 25 percent online, stressing in this context that the educational process was not affected by the change of the school system.

For his part, the Assistant Undersecretary for Evaluation Affairs at the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, Khalid Al Harqan, said that the results of this year witnessed a remarkable increase in success rates, indicating that the number of applicants for the exams reached 11,457 male and female students, among them 6226 male and female Qatari students, while the number of non-Qataris male and female reached 5231, representing day time students, adult education and the religious institute.

As for Assistant Undersecretary for Educational Affairs at the Ministry of Education and Higher Education Fawzia Al Khater, she discussed, in her speech at the press conference, the remotely education plan, confirming the ministry’s keenness on its constants regarding its standards, hours of study and preparation for student service.

Al Khater said that the Ministry of Education and Higher Education has arranged its affairs with regard to remotely education that was applied in the previous period, through a new platform taking into account the circumstances of families and all related challenges and focus on some criteria for student service, stressing that remotely education will be part from the education plan in Qatar.