Through human development and guided by Qatar vision, the Company strives to offer innovative educational solutions of the highest quality to educate and support future leaders to prepare them to best serve their communities.
The Company has the following strategic objectives:
The Company currently provides educational services in the school sector from foundation stage to secondary level; it will be expanding into university level via its partnership with the University of Aberdeen, UK (“UoA”) in the academic year 2017/18. After successful launch of AFG College with Aberdeen University, the Company will accomplish its vision to provide educational services in all sectors (age 3 to 18+).
After a brief period of closure due to restructuring, the Company intends to re-launch the Al Faleh Training Centre (“AFTC”) in the academic year 2017/18. AFTC plans to offer adult vocational, professional development courses and certification.
A brief description of Company’s each educational service is provided below:
The Company’s has three fully owned schools currently catering for students aged 3 to 18:
The Company also has a training centre Al Faleh Training Centre, which will re-launch in the academic year 2017/18. The training centre will offer vocational, professional development courses and certification.
The Company has established a contractual partnership with the University of Aberdeen (“UoA”) UK. It is an ancient and prestigious university founded in 1495 making it Scotland's third-oldest university and the fifth-oldest in the English-speaking world. Aberdeen is consistently ranked among the top 200 universities in the world. As a result of the partnership, AFG College with the University of Aberdeen will open in the academic year 2017/18. Initially, the following programmes will be offered to students;
The Company intends to support Qatar in the creation of a knowledge-based economy by encouraging entrepreneurship, enterprise and leadership through the provision of a well-rounded British education which includes opportunities for its students to study industry focused subjects such as business studies, accounting, economics and enterprise along with subjects such as environmental management, global perspectives, photography, travel and tourism, food and textile technology.
Over the past seventeen years, the Company has emerged as one of the leading institutions in the field of education and continues to strive to be part of the fulfilment of Qatar National Vision 2030.Unleashing human potential is one of the Company’s aims as well as fostering a culture of excellence.
The key Stakeholders and partners of the Company are: Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), Pearson Edexcel, Qatar National School Accreditation (QNSA), New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MoE & HE), the Ministry of Health (MoH), the Ministry of Interior (MoI), Qatar Financial Markets Authority (QFMA) and University of Aberdeen, UK.
Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) and Pearson Edexcel
The Al Waab Branch of Doha Academy is a recognised examination centre for both Cambridge International Examination and Person Edexcel. Students sit these board exams at the end of Years 11, 12 and 13. These are internationally bench marked examinations which are recognise globally and form the pathway to university entry worldwide.
Qatar National School Accreditation (QNSA), New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
QNSA and NEASC are both quality assurance accreditation bodies. QNSA is the national Qatari accrediting body while NEASC is American. Both organisations adhere to standards of excellence and quality which are recognised internationally. Both Doha Academy Al Waab and Salwa Branch hold candidacy with QNSA and have recently completed a self-study in readiness for actual accreditation; both branches hold preliminary candidacy with NEASC and aims to gain full candidacy in the autumn of 2017.
Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MoE & HE)
Both Doha Academy branches and DIKG work closely with MoE & HE to ensure that all governmental requirements are fulfilled. Compliance with MoE & HE rules and regulations is mandatory for all international and public schools in Qatar.
Ministry of Health (MoH)
MoH monitors, regulates and instructs regarding key issues relation to health within the Company’s schools. MoH monitors the nurses’ clinics within the schools, quality of water, pest control and the schools’ canteens and their food supplies, storage and hygiene. MoH also periodically instructs the schools regarding vaccinations, the management of viruses, sight tests, weight management and recording and prevalent diseases such as diabetes, and asthma. MoH also provide mandatory training for our health care staff.
Ministry of Interior (MoI) and Ministry of Administrative Development and Labour (MoL)
MoI monitors and issue licenses for all units to ensure full compliance with government rules and regulations in the following areas”
University of Aberdeen, UK
The UoA is the Company’s partner within the Higher Education sector, i.e. AFG College with Aberdeen University based in Qatar.
In the Scottish education system, a bachelor degree is referred to as a master degree.