British Education blended with Yemeni Traditions.
Ali Othman Int'l School, the first international
school in the Yemen, was set up in 1972 by
the late Ahmed Abdu Saeed, a farsighted
individual who saw the need for high quality
education focused on the needs of Yemeni
children. Until the upheaval wrought by the
first Gulf War, the school continued to be a
renowned success; it was only as a result of
the ensuing decimation of the Yemeni
economy, the general instability of the
region and the consequent exodus of teaching
staff, that the school entered into a phase
2006, the Board of Governors decided the
time was ripe for a reaffirmation of the
school's ethos and to establish a clear set
of objectives that would return Mohamed Ali
Othman School to its previous leading
position. After careful consideration by the
Board, I was appointed, hopefully to start
the process of moving the school forward and
Abdulla Ahmed - Principal (NPQH U.K)
initial aim was to revitalize the school by
bringing it back to its former glory and
high level of status within Yemeni society.
Consequently within in a short period of
time, with the support of both the Board and
parents, we have managed to lay the
foundations for future success.
curriculum continues to focus on the
traditional subjects of Mathematics,
Biology, Chemistry, Physics, English, Arabic
and IT. However, we are in the process of
building on these core subjects and widening
the curriculum. From 2008 onwards we will
be increasing the range of IGCSE
options annually, beginning with the
introduction of Business Studies and R.E.
We are a forward looking school, with a
cosmopolitan outlook founded upon the best
of Yemeni culture. We intend to continue the
success story that we have begun to write,
by piloting Mohamed Ali Othman into the
position of one of the premier schools in
the Middle East, and the first choice of
parents in Yemen. We invite you to join us
in this exciting project that will be both
challenging and rewarding.
Importance of Education: One learned man is harder
on the devil than a thousand ignorant worshippers.
Sayings of Prophet Mohammed - (Peace and Blessings
of Allah Be Upon him).
An English speaking school that provides a high
quality education of international recognition.
intends to implement the English & Welsh National
A place where all students have the opportunity to
fulfill their academic potential.
An environment that is secure friendly and promotes
independent learning, and where the Yemeni
cultural and religious values are central to the