POSTED: October 10th 2012

QOC: Programme for colleges soon

After the successful program for schools the QOC looks to expand / Doha Stadium Plus
After the successful program for schools the QOC looks to expand / Doha Stadium Plus

Doha Stadium Plus

October 10 - The Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC), keen to build on the success of the Schools Olympic Programme (SOP), is planning to start a similar event for colleges in the country.

Even as the sixth edition of the SOP got under way at the Qatar Sports Club last Monday, plans are in place to address the constant complaints about the absence of such an initiative at colleges.

“The SOP has been a huge success and there’s definitely scope for a similar event at the university level. Fifteen years back, Qatar had just one university, but that isn’t the case now. We’re now finalising the details for an SOP-model initiative for colleges. We’ll reveal the complete plan in November,” said QOC Secretary General Sheikh Saoud bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, who inaugurated the school competitions by ceremonially tossing a basketball.

Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education Rabea Al Kaabi, Operation Manager of this year’s SOP partner Enterprise Qatar Hamad Al Abdan, Director of Arab Education Office for GCC Countries Dr Ali Al Qarni and SOP Executive Director Mohamed Al Fadhala were also present.

Keywords · QOC · Olympic education

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