Qatari Male Youth Reluctant to Pursue Higher Education
QSA Organizes the Workshop on "Qatari Male Youth Reluctant to Pursue
Higher Education" in collaboration with Qatar University
May 8-9 , 2012
QU Ibn Khaldoon Hall
8:30am - 1:00pm
The proportion of Qatari male enrollment in higher education
amounted to 28%, accounts nearly half of Qatari female's proportion
(54%). Although females outnumbers males in terms of enrollment in
higher education, this is a global phenomenon. However, in most
states it is not as severe as in the State of Qatar currently.
In order to achieve Qatar National vision 2030 and implement the
programs and projects of National Development Strategy 2011-2016,
the State should work to increase the number of males enrolled in
post-secondary and college educations, and to prevent dropping out
of this study phase.
1. General objectives :
• Highlight the issue of Qatari male students’ reluctance to pursue higher education from the perspectives of the participants in the workshop.
• Discuss main causes and consequences of Qatari male students’ reluctance to pursue higher education.
2. The objectives of the study :
• Discuss the proportion of Qatari male students not enrolment in higher education .
• Conduct a field survey to identify causes behind the phenomenon of Qatari male students’ reluctance to pursue higher education.
3. Plan to enhance enrolment of Qatari male student:
• Encourage secondary schools students to enroll in higher education and joining specialties’ needed the Labor market.
• Develop a mechanism to coordinate between educational institutions and other State’s institutions to enhance motivations of students towards higher education.
a- Present The Objectives Of the Workshop.
b- A panel discussion on the ways of addressing this phenomenon, from the key participating authorities' perspective.