Its history traces back over one hundred and fifty years ago under the rule of the al-Thani family which still holds the seat currently and in the early 1900 when it became a British protectorate. In 1971, the country gained independence, and in 1995, the state came up under the rule of Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa who has since introduced different reforms, a substantial one being education projects (Louay, Goldman & Eide, 2008). Politically, women may vie and vote for certain positions in the elective posts and the state of democracy is dominant in the constitution.
The country’s population is close to eight hundred and thirty four thousand, with the substantial settlement coming from foreigners than the natives. The country lies in the arid regions and the climate is mainly humid and hot in June until September. The temperatures are unusually high during the day going to about 50 degrees Celsius. During the winter, the temperatures are chilly, and precipitation is rare. The state experiences most of rainfall during winter with an average monthly rainfall of ten to twenty millimeters. The country has a gross domestic product of close to ninety two billion US dollars with most of the unskilled labor in the public sector and most of the large households struggle to support many dependents with low income.
Behind the motive to create an education system that will enable sustainability of the nation is Sheik Abdulla bin Ali Al- Thani who is actually one of the members of the country’s ruling family and an educated professor. The Sheik is a capable man eager to set the state in continuous motion of self-independence and sustainability in the future should the oil and gas become extinct. In this case, the generation thus created will be able to stand on its feet and enhance innovation through education (Fromherz, 2012). Not only is this the main ...Show more