New law on private schools in final stage

new law on private schools in final stage New law on private schools in final stageDoha, Qatar: The State Cabinet yesterday decided to take the necessary steps for issuance of the new law regulating private schools after considering the recommendations of the Advisory Council on the draft law.

The draft law includes provisions on licensing and controls, the system of work and study along with investigation and disciplinary accountability.

The SEC will have the investigation authority with the licensee or any of the workers in the private school regarding any complaints and violations against them.

The SEC may deprive the school of all or some material or in-kind benefits granted by the State for schools, or fully discount the bank guarantee or any part thereof, or put the school at the disposal of the Council financially and administratively for a specified period not exceeding the end of the school year, or revoke the licence.

The existing private schools on the time of this law must adjust their conditions in line with its provisions within one year from the date of its entry in force. The Minister may extend this period for another similar period.

The Cabinet also decided to start the necessary procedures to issue a draft law regulating the practice of educational services and procedures considering the recommendation of the Advisory Council on the draft law.

This draft law stipulates the applicability of the provisions of the law on educational services or training services in the fields of languages, computer, secretarial, accounting, administrative and business.

It does not apply to the educational services provided by governmental and non-governmental agencies for workers.

The draft law includes provisions on licensing procedures and work system in the educational centre.

© The Peninsula 2015

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