14 Mar 2018 - 18:13
Indian schools get special permission for vacations
Doha: The Ministry of Education and Higher Education has granted a special permission to the Indian schools to re-open after summer vacation on September 9, 2018.
Indian Schools were also exempted from the ministry instructed one week break in April as the academic year of Indian schools ends in March and students get a break at the end of March.
K C Abdul Latheef, President of Shantiniketan Indian School, and Dr Subhash Nair, Convener of Indian School Principals’ Forum, expressed gratitude and great appreciation to the ministry for understanding the concerns and for the timely decision that supports the Indian schools.
This gives a great relief to the parents as they are relieved of the stress of re-booking air tickets with increased price. This special permission is just for this year and all Indian Schools are committed to follow, from next year, the ministry calendar for reopening after vacation. The earlier directive to have common holidays for all schools in Qatar had created lot of confusion among parents and Indian school authorities as they had declared their holidays much in advance and many had already done their travel arrangements. This exemption for the current academic year is a nice and kind gesture from the Ministry, a sneior official from another Indian school said.
Earlier in a circular the ministry had revoked their decision to reduce the upper age for KG admission limit by one year based on the request of Indian Schools and allowed Indian Schools to follow the existing practice.