18 Jul 2017 - 2:35
Aspire Academy signs education agreement
By Amna Pervaiz Rao / The Peninsula
Aspire Academy and ‘ALDOHA Link for Information Technology (IT)’ yesterday signed a new partnership agreement to develop online content to improve the learning experience for the Academy’s student-athletes.
The agreement was signed at Aspire Dome by Badr Al Hay, Director of Education and Student Affairs at Aspire Academy, and Hamad Rashed Al Nuaimi, Chairman of ALDOHA Link for IT. Also present were Dr Ali Al Hitmi, Deputy Director of Education and Student Affairs at Aspire Academy, Jassem Al Jaber, Aspire Academy’s School Principal, Saeed Ali Al Marri, Football Administration Manager, Nasser Saeed Aleida, Procurement, Warehouse and Contracts Manager at Aspire Academy, and Hisham Mustafa, General Manager of ALDOHA Link for IT.
Talking to The Peninsula, Badr Al Hay, Director of Education and Student Affairs at Aspire Academy, said: “We are very proud of this new partnership between us and ALDOHA Link for IT which will elevate the educational experience of Aspire Academy’s student-athletes, and reflect positively on the education system in Qatar. In 2006, we started to look for partners, certainly we ended up in Singapore which is very advanced in education. Eventually, we realised no one focuses on Arabic curriculum, now our focal point is to meet Qatar’s standards. We will start from first level and then move forward.”
“Aspire Academy makes sure to utilise the latest technological advances in the field of sport and education. Given that technology occupies much of our youth’s time, and plays a vital role in how they receive information, making use of an online educational program will be vital in delivering our curriculum in a way that our students typically prefer to learn. Having an online interactive platform that extends beyond the conventional classroom setting is a perfect education tool to match our students’ way of learning and often mobile lifestyle, helping them stay on top of their studies anywhere at any time,” he added.
Hamad Rashed Al Nuaimi, Chairman of ALDOHA Link for IT, said: “Aspire Academy is one of the leading educational and sports institutions in the world, and we’re proud to partner with them. Our company seeks to add value to the education field in Qatar, as per the Qatar National Vision 2030 which seeks to develop a knowledge-based economy characterised by innovation, entrepreneurship and excellence in education.”