KUWAIT CITY, April 5: The Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr Saud Al-Harbi affirmed that the decision on “distance education” will be implemented next week and made available to private schools only.
He added the initiative will be optional, and not compulsory, after approval of the guardian who will sign a pledge in this regard, reports Al- Anba daily.
Dr Al-Harbi denied that he’s under pressure from certain parties to implement the “distance education” program. He said “We prepared a decision in this regard since March 22 in coordination with private universities and obtained preliminary approvals”.
He continued, “We must resubmit the matter to the Council of Ministers, as this is not my personal decision, and I won’t be able to act on my own. We are waiting for the completion of executive regulations latest Sunday”.
He said “we are currently working on implementing a plan that summarizes the recording of episodes broadcast via the educational channel and YouTube in relation to lessons that will be presented to students of public education sector upon the resumption of studies next August”.
He pointed out that the plan includes curricula from which questions will be chosen for the end of academic year and conventional activities He explained that Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences, as usual, is a pioneer in supporting education, so they will be cooperating with them in this aspect, and work around the clock through alternative plans that we may need in any circumstance or developments in the arena.