The Ministry of Education and Higher Education held the first edition of Future Programmers Competition at Hassan Bin Thabit Secondary School for Boys and Al-Iman Secondary School for Girls, targeting secondary school students in Qatar. The competition, supervised by the ministry’s school guidance department, brought together 45 students divided into 15 teams and 30 students divided into 10 teams. The competition aims to discover a new generation of creative programming students in schools who apply the technological path at an advanced level in Python programming.
The competition encourages the development of students’ programming abilities and seeks to turn their ideas into successful and integrated careers, creating sportsmanship among competitors and applying the sense of team spirit within a collective team. working on a single goal by developing the ability to find solutions to the problems of the world of technology.
The competition included the opening ceremony in each school, preparing the students and giving them general information before moving on to the computer labs, where each team was allocated two devices, one for the implementation of the programs and the other for preparation and research, after which the contest began. lasting 90 minutes, a meeting took place between the computer orientation and the teachers of the technological sector of the participating schools.
This competition, the results of which should be announced next week, is part of the preparation for the qualification of three teams to represent Qatar in the eleventh competition for future Arab programmers, organized by the University of Applied Sciences of Jordan from 23 to September 24. The first three places will be determined for the boys’ and girls’ school categories, after judging the works by a neutral jury composed of coordinators and teachers from the schools not participating in the competition and under the direct supervision of the Department of Technologies of information.
The Deputy Director of the School Guidance Department, Dr. Abdullah al-Marri, explained that this competition embodies the ministry’s vision to keep abreast of all that is new, especially in information technology and software.
The ministry is working to strengthen the technological stream in high schools and in the field of programming in general, as it offers real opportunities for students to access future jobs in various sectors. It will also meet the requirements of qualified programmers and technicians who can keep up with the latest global developments and excellence in the required programming languages, contribute to economic development, achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and accelerate the process of digital transformation.
The Ministry’s Head of Computer Science Pedagogical Guidance, Gassan Sabsaby, said support for technology programs in computer and IT subjects comes in the form of extracurricular activities and provides an interactive environment for students with their peers from across the country. schools, enabling them to exchange experiences and familiarize themselves with modern education. means of deepening their knowledge in an atmosphere of scientific and practical competition. (QNA)