SEC introduces new rules to make school admissions easier
The Supreme Education Council has amended the admission procedures to private schools in the country, proving a pleasant respite from the paperwork.
According to the new rules, parents don’t have to obtain permission from SEC to transfer students between private schools. Also, expatriate students do not need to obtain an equivalency certificate from the SEC to apply in a private school. Students are only required to produce valid educational certificates, The Peninsula has reported. However, any student entering Qatar must have a visa valid for a year or more to be allowed admission to a school.
The season of admissions has commenced in Qatar, and will run until October 15. Late applications will require the approval of the SEC, the report states. The SEC has also made it compulsory for schools to adhere to their permitted capacity while admitting students.
By next academic year, about 91 new private schools would be open, including six Indian schools, which would help overcome the shortage of seats that current schools are facing.