Schoolchildren during the “Future Programmers” competition organized by the Ministry of National Education and Higher Education.
Doha: The Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MoEHE) 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, overseen by the Information Technology Department of the MoEHE School Guidance Department, involved 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 at each school, preparing the students and giving them background information before moving on to the computer labs. Each team was assigned two devices, one for program implementation and the other for preparation and research. The competition started and lasted 90 minutes. A meeting took place between the IT 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 the State of Qatar in the eleventh competition for future Arab programmers, organized by the University of Sciences. Applied from the Hashemite Kingdom. from Jordan from September 23 to 24.
The first three places will be determined for the categories of boys’ and girls’ schools, after their work has been judged by a neutral jury composed of coordinators and teachers from schools not participating in the competition and under the direct supervision of the Department of information technology.
The Deputy Director of MoEHE 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, while the ministry strives to strengthen the technological stream in secondary schools and in the field of programming in general.
The competition offers real opportunities for students to join future jobs in various sectors, and also meets the needs of companies for qualified programmers and technicians able to follow the latest global developments and excellence in the required programming languages, to contribute to the economic development. It also contributes to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and accelerating the process of digital transformation.