The Qualifying tests phase of the 28th Sheikh Jassim bin Mohammed bin Thani Holy Quran Contest (male Qatari nationals) will be held Saturday and Sunday, the Ministry of Endowments (Awqaf) and Islamic Affairs said Thursday.
Eighteen referee panels will supervise the tests in Imam Muhammad bin Abd Al Wahhab Mosque as of 15:30.
Meanwhile, 14 panels supervise tests of female contesters which kicked off Wednesday and run through Sunday in Al Waab district.
The categories branch of the contest brings together 610 Qatari nationals including 193 males and 417 females.
The organizing committee of the contest said that the evaluation process would utilize an electronic system initiated by the Ministry's Information Systems Department several years ago.
Valuable financial prizes will be awarded for all winners of the competition branches, the committee said.
Tests of early childhood branch of the contest concluded Thursday amid participation of 1681 male and female contesters (nationals and residents). (QNA)
Source: Qatar News Agency