A NEW BD12 million private school was officially inaugurated by Education Minister Dr Majid Al Nuaimi yesterday.
Noor Al Diyar, located in Diyar Al Muharraq, will offer British curriculum education for students aged between four and 18.
The school, which can accommodate 3,000 students, has state-of-the-art facilities, including the latest technologies, labs and sports facilities.
Dr Al Nuaimi highlighted the role of private schools in the kingdom. “The ministry is keen to provide support and attention to private schools, of which there are 73, where thousands of students are studying.
“The ministry facilitates the establishment of private schools, which are the main engines of the educational process, taking into consideration their commitment to standards and programmes that suit parents’ ambitions.
“It also provides annual scholarships to graduates of private schools, similar to their peers in public schools, and allows their students to take part in activities organised by the ministry.”
Present at the ceremony were ministry officials, diplomats and Muharraq Municipal Council chairman Mohammed Al Sinan.
The guests were given a tour of the school accompanied by the school’s founder and group chairman Ali Hasan.
Parents were also given a tour of the school with the ceremony concluding with a dance by students which was followed by lunch for parents.
This year, the school opened its doors to 50 students on a trial basis but it will soon start accepting on a full scale.