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Tuesday , September 29 2020

Kuwait University to resume academic year on Aug 9

KUWAIT CITY, July 18, (KUNA): The board of directors of Kuwait University decided, during their meeting on Wednesday, to resume the academic year 2019-2020 online on Aug 9.

The meeting, chaired by KU Rector Dr Fayez Al-Thafeiri, reviewed the technical controls of online study, Secretary-General of the University Dr Muthanna Al- Refa’ie told reporters.

The conferees reviewed the preparations for the new academic year 2020-2021 and approved introducing the pharmacology doctorate program to the coming year, Dr Al-Refa’ie revealed. They also approved remunerating 13 members of the KU teaching staff to the degrees of professor and associate professor, he added.

Meanwhile, assistant rector of the university Dr Mohammad Al- Thafeiri said the KU student library will reopen as of tomorrow Thursday.

He reminded visitors of the library of the need to book a seat online before going there and importance of abiding by the health precautions relating to COVID-19.

Meanwhile, the Minister of Health Sheikh Dr Basel Humoud Al-Sabah held a meeting on Thursday with officials at the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, following up on the plan to re-operate commercial flights via Kuwait International Airport in August.

The rapporteur of the higher committee tasked with resuming these flights, Saad Al-Otaibi, said in a statement to KUNA after the meeting that the participants in the session examined final phases of implementing the health precautions, in line with a Cabinet resolution in this regard.

The commission, during the session chaired by the department chairman Sheikh Salman Al- Humoud Al-Sabah, examined the guidelines for resuming the commercial flights, in the shadow of the coronavirus issue. The committee briefed the ministers about preparations, done over the past days, at the airport buildings and terminals for resuming the commercial flights with the required health precautions for outgoing travelers and arrivals

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