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QU College of Education gets US accreditation.

QATAR University's College of Education (CED) has received the International Recognition for Teacher Education (IRTE) from the prestigious US-based Center for Quality Assurance in International Education (CQAIE).

The CED is one of the two institutions in the MENA region to have achieved such a feat.

A function to celebrate the achievement was held on Monday in which QU President Sheikha Abdulla al Misnad, CQAIE President Dr Bethany S Jones, CED Dean Dr Hissa Sadiq and QU faculty were present.

Representatives from the Supreme Education Council, Shafallah Centre, ictQatar and other academic institutions also attended the event.

Addressing the gathering, QU president said, "It is a major achievement for the College of Education and the university.

It demonstrates that excellence always gets rewarded at the highest levels.

The IRTE recognition is a stamp of approval for the college's ability to produce highly-skilled teachers, educators and student leaders in the country." CQAIE President Dr Jones said the College of Education has a major role to play in enhancing the quality of education in the country.

"By committing themselves to meet the global standards of quality in teaching, the faculty, staff and school of the college administration have put themselves in a 'leadership position' in the country as well as the region.

They have set a glowing example for other institutions to follow.

By engaging in serious self-examination and opening themselves to the scrutiny of an international team of visitors, they have proved that are one of the best," she added.

Appreciating the efforts of the CED staff, Dean Sadiq said that everyone had worked tirelessly to achieve the goal.

"Earning the IRTE status from the Center for Quality Assurance is indeed a significant achievement not only for Qatar University but also for the country.

This recognition is one of the many successes that QU has achieved in terms of working towards improving its academic programmes and elevating the skills and knowledge of its students," she added.

QU Vice-President and Chief Academic Officer Dr Sheikha bint Jabor al Thani also congratulated the dean and staff of the College of Education for their achievement.

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Date:Mar 16, 2011
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