Education for expats require a huge budget

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 10: Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr Bader Al-Essa said the proposed compulsory education for expatriates born in Kuwait requires a huge budget and a comprehensive study to identify the actual number of these students and their academic level, reports Al-Rai daily.

Al-Essa confirmed that he asked the concerned authorities in the ministry to study the proposal and come up with a clear vision according to the potentials of the ministry and the ability of schools to accommodate more students. He admitted the general education schools currently lack the capacity to accept more students, especially after the admission of the children of Bedoun military personnel.

He pointed out the evening classes require more capabilities, teachers and administrative staff although the government shoulders the cost. He clarified the ministry cannot take a decision on the admission of any category in schools unless a comprehensive study is carried out. He said the study should include the number of students in every educational district and academic level.

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