Posted on February 05, 2015

The Public Works Authority ‘Ashghal’ signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Supreme Education Council regarding educational scholarships. H.E. Eng. Nasser bin Ali Al Mawlawi President of the Public Works Authority signed the agreement with Dr. Khaled Al Hor, Director of Higher Education Institute. The signing ceremony was attended by Mr. Meshal Al Hitmi, Director of Shared Services Affairs and the Assistant Manager of the Human Resources Department Mr. Rashed Al Hajri, in addition to the Head of Training Section Mr. Mohamed Mubarak Al Qahtani. While Mr. Ali Al Bouainein, Scholarship Office Manager represented the Higher Education Institute.

The agreement aims at promoting co-operation between the two parties in organising educational scholarships and opening new horizons for learning and qualification of technical staff capable of achieving Qatar Vision 2030. The collaboration will provide an opportunity for Ashghal employees to get university degrees in accordance with the scholarship law of the State of Qatar. On this occasion, Ashghal’s President H.E. Eng. Nasser bin Ali Al Mawlawi said: “There is a continuous collaborative partnership between Ashghal and Supreme Education Council on many levels, and this agreement represents one of the most important aspects of co-operation, as it is related to human development, one of the key pillars of Qatar National Vision.”

Ashghal signs memorandum of understanding 2 [].jpgAs a following step, the Supreme Education Council will outline the scholarship programme that will be implemented and both parties will exchange expertise to provide academic guidance for employees wishing to apply to the programme. The Public Works Authority adopts the scholarship programme for Qatari students to study engineering specialisations in Qatar and abroad in universities that are accredited by the Supreme Education Council. Soon there will be an opportunity for employees to do different studies as per the Qatarisation strategy. Ashghal also sponsors employees willing to continue their education and get higher degrees.

The total number of students on scholarships, including students and employees in Qatar and abroad, has reached 36 so far, including 14 students in the UK, and 2 in the US studying civil, electrical and mechanical engineering. As for scholarship students in Qatar, currently there are 13 students studying civil, architecture, mechanical and chemical engineering in Qatar University. Six Ashghal employees are on scholarship in Qatar studying different specialisations including media, management, economy, information systems, business administration, health and environmental safety. One Ashghal employee is on scholarship abroad studying accounting in the UK.