The ninth-grader became a global sensation after his September arrest, which many believe was influenced by bias against his Muslim religion.
Ahmed Mohamed was arrested for bringing a homemade clock to his Texas school, that was mistaken for a bomb. The Fourteen-year-old Ahmed Mohamed’s family announced the move in a statement on Tuesday, a few hours after he was at the White House for an astronomy night hosted by President Barack Obama.
Mohamed accepted an offer from the Qatar Foundation to study in its Young Innovators Programme.
“This means, that we, as a family, will relocate to Qatar where Ahmed will receive a full scholarship for secondary and undergraduate education,” his family said in a statement.
Mohamed visited Doha earlier in the month and has been on a worldwide tour, visiting a number of foreign dignitaries, including Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, according to Sudanese media.
At the White House on Monday night, Obama briefly met Mohamed as he shook hands with students at the event, giving the student a hug.
— Ahmed Mohamed (@IStandWithAhmed) October 20, 2015
— Rep. Mike Honda (@RepMikeHonda) October 20, 2015