DOHA: College of the North Atlantic – Qatar (CNA-Q) is following blended learning with 50 per cent attendance for the winter semester 2021 as part of preventive and precautionary measures against coronavirus.
Within this framework, three orientation sessions, including two online, were offered to new students.
More than 3,629 students joined the college for the winter semester, across different schools from Business Management and Information Technology to Engineering Technology and Industrial Trades, Health Sciences and Foundation Programme.
This year saw an increase of almost 140 per cent in the application rate of Qatari students, after announcing that the College’s Board of Trustees agreed to exempt both Qatari citizens and children of Qatari women from payment of tuition fees.
During orientation sessions organised by the Student Affairs department, new joiners toured through the many advanced laboratory and simulation facilities that the campus boast, and were able to meet highly skilled faculty members who will be leading them through their studies.
Students also have the opportunity to join clubs and a wide variety of sports teams.
CNA-Q Acting President Dr Salem Al Naemi said: “We are pleased to welcome all new and returning students. CNA-Q is an excellent choice to follow an applied education and prepare for a successful career.”
He added: “We are particularly contented with the increasing number of Qatari students and hope that the campus life will enable every student to develop not only on the academic level but also on the personal one as well.”