Minister of Education Dr. Ali Al-Mudhaf, on Thursday, affirmed the resumption of study at schools next September through a well-studied plan for the safety of students in all grades. Regular study at schools was suspended for more than one year across the country due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The minister wished, at the same time, conditions would be available for a safe return to schools, concurrently with the vaccination campaigns carried out by the Ministry of Health (MoH) for all the Ministry of Education (MoE) staff and students. Speaking to Kuwait State Television, Al-Mudhaf priorities highly health of students, adding that all matters are going better and the ministry is doing its best for safe conditions for the exams of both 12th grade and all grades.
He revealed that the ministry has formed some committees of specialists to evaluate education in Kuwait.
He said the ministry is planning to develop the national council for education development and the higher council for education as well as educational system for setting a specified and clear strategy to upgrade education position in international indicators”.
The ministry has faced some challenges due to the coronavirus, and teachers and students have been trained on online education, he said, noting that this kind of learning is not alternative to the regular one. He noted that the exam of the 12th grade will be carried out through paper not electronically, reassuring people about relevant health matters.
He affirmed that the MoE has worked with the MoH through some committees to set health measures to guarantee the safety of students.
Up to 49,000 male and female students will be examined in the 12th grade, referring that every classroom has only six students with the implementation of a two-meter social distancing between a student and another. The minister pointed to some measures taken at schools like wearing facemask, using hand sanitizer and measuring temperature, in addition to the presence of a number of medical emergency teams. The MoE provided the MoH with names of all staff and students to receive vaccines, Al-Mudhaf said.