Qatar Leadership Academy to Relocate to New Ministry of Defence Complex

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Published April 24th, 2018 - 05:14 GMT
Saeed Hamad Al Nuaimi, head of the National Service Authority
Saeed Hamad Al Nuaimi, head of the National Service Authority

Qatar Leadership Academy, a member of Qatar Foundation (QF), is to relocate to new premises within the new Ministry of Defence (MoD) complex at Miqdam Camp for the 2018-19 academic year.

QLA, which falls under QF’s Pre-University Education (PUE), strives to create and nurture leaders of tomorrow by promoting excellence in academics, leadership, and athletics. The relocation of the school reaffirms the strength and depth of the partnership between QF and the MoD, and the importance of the links between the two parties, which aim to exchange practical expertise that provide students with the knowledge and leadership skills to support the national priorities of Qatar.

Mrs. Buthaina Ali Al Nuaimi, President, PUE, QF, said: “The history of Qatar Foundation’s relationship with the MoD goes back to 2005 when the first military academy was launched to help create the leaders of tomorrow; we are now looking forward to further strengthening this collaboration.

“Through this relocation, we seek to affect positive change, and are certain this move forms a new phase in providing our students with an environment that strengthens important values in the fields of academics and leadership, helps to spread a culture of taking responsibility and facing challenges, while strengthening the spirit of national identity.

“At PUE, we strive to meet the individual needs of each learner across our diverse community by providing personalized education opportunities. Through the formation of this specialized military environment, under the guidance of expert educators, we aim to provide our students with the knowledge, confidence, skills, experience, and practical expertise they need to excel, while placing Qatar Foundation at the forefront of change in the region.”

The collaboration will see QLA, alongside the MoD, offer students and teachers a more enhanced learning environment, complete with modern, state-of-art facilities. Additionally, the premises will provide a more spacious venue that can accommodate a greater student population.

Lieutenant General Saeed Hamad Al Nuaimi, head of the National Service Authority, MoD, said: “The relocation of QLA underscores the vision of the MoD as a partner for the community, and demonstrates our support of national projects and investment in youth. We welcome this move to Miqdam, which will provide an advanced training facility that promotes the development of military and leadership skills. The campus includes residential buildings, the world’s most advanced simulated training ground, shooting fields, two arenas for military and Olympic obstacles, a diving and swimming pool complex, a gym, and a multipurpose hall, as well fields, self-defense training rooms, a medical center, classrooms, and study halls.”

For more information, or to apply, please visit: qla.edu.qa

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