KUWAIT CITY, Oct 22: Fingerprint attendance will become compulsory for all teachers and technical and administrative staff of schools without any exception, reports Al-Anba daily quoting sources from Civil Service Commission (CSC).
They explained that managers, assistant managers, heads of departments and first teachers (both expatriates and Kuwaitis) have to record their entry and exit using their fingerprint.
According to the regulations of CSC, a school day starts at 7 am and ends at 1:30 pm. Employees of the schools including teachers are expected to stay in the schools until the end of the work day even if they finish their classes early.
They stressed that this decision is aimed at providing the utmost service by ensuring the teachers are present at the school throughout the time there are students in the school, as the students represent the core of educational process. The decision is also aimed at ensuring justice among the employees of various state bodies and ministries.
Meanwhile, educational sources explained that a school day starts at 7:30 am and not 7 am. Any change in the work time will be made in coordination with CSC based on decision No. 2/2018 which determines the working hours in general and allows bodies of special nature to change the work timings in coordination with CSC.
The regular working hours for state bodies and ministries is at least seven hours with an allowance of 30 minutes for employee at the start of the day, as well as allowing female employees to leave 15 minutes earlier based on CSC’s decision No. 41/2006.
Furthermore, The Center for Environmental Research and Life Sciences affiliated to Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) carried out a project on early detection of Rota virus, which is most common cause of gastroenteritis (infl ammation of the stomach and intestines) in calves, reports Al-Shahed daily.
Head of the project Mohammad Al-Otaibi said the project is aimed at fighting the main causes of gastroenteritis by using molecular biology instead of the conventional methods, which rely on testing anti-bodies. Al-Otaibi explained that the tests using anti-bodies of the virus could present inconclusive results, especially since the anti-bodies do not appear in the presence of the virus during the test or due to the result of previous infection.