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Ministry of Education alters school hours for staff and students

From October 30th to November 17th, students and staff will follow the schedules set by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education.

In preparation for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ and to ensure the best interests of the public, it has been decided that students and teachers in both public and private schools will follow specific schedules from November 1st to 17th, 2022. Here are the details:


Public and Private Higher Education Institutions: These institutions will operate from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on weekdays. This adjustment is aimed at minimizing disruptions and accommodating the World Cup’s demands on the country’s infrastructure and resources.

Public and Private Schools (November 1st – 3rd): Students will attend classes from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This shortened schedule is designed to reduce traffic congestion and allow students to participate in the festivities and cultural events associated with the World Cup.

Exam Schedule (November 6th – 17th): Students in public and private schools following the national curriculum will have exams from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. each morning. This schedule ensures that students can complete their assessments in a timely manner while also providing them with the opportunity to enjoy the World Cup events in the afternoons.

Midyear Break: According to the ministerial directive, the midyear break for all schools will start on November 20th and conclude on December 22nd, 2022. This break allows families and students to fully engage with the World Cup, whether as spectators, volunteers, or participants in related activities.


In addition, private daycares and schools for children with special needs will maintain their regular operating hours and routines before and during the World Cup. This ensures that their unique requirements are met without disruption.

This temporary adjustment in the academic calendar underscores Qatar’s commitment to hosting a successful World Cup while balancing the educational needs of its students. The Ministry of Education and Higher Education is working diligently to ensure that the transition is smooth and that all stakeholders are informed and prepared for these changes. The collaboration between educational institutions and government agencies highlights the nation’s unified effort to make the World Cup a memorable event for all.

Students, teachers, and parents are encouraged to embrace this period as an opportunity to experience the global event while continuing their educational journey. The Ministry emphasizes that these changes are temporary and designed with the community’s overall well-being in mind.

Schools are also encouraged to integrate World Cup-related activities and discussions into their curriculum, promoting a sense of involvement and excitement among students. This unique approach allows students to learn about different cultures, the importance of sportsmanship, and the significance of international events like the World Cup.

Furthermore, schools will receive support from the Ministry to ensure that any academic disruption is minimized and that students have access to the necessary resources to succeed in their studies. This includes additional tutoring sessions, online resources, and flexible scheduling options for students who may need extra help.

The Ministry of Education and Higher Education remains committed to providing quality education while supporting the nation’s role as the host of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™. By working together, the community can ensure that this historic event is both a time of celebration and continued academic achievement for all students in Qatar.

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