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Ministry of Education won’t bear the cost of ‘expired’ residencies

Ministry to prepare guide for cert equivalence

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 1: Ministry of Education will not bear the costs for the expired residencies of workers of schools after Ministry of Interior decided to refuse extending the residencies of workers of cleaning companies for six months, reports Al-Shahed daily quoting a reliable source. He said Ministry of Interior has currently banned the renewal of residencies for a period less than one year.

The source stressed the need for Ministry of Interior to exclude workers of cleaning companies from this decision in order to avoid the problems that may occur inside schools due to absence of cleaning workers. He affirmed that the ministry has issued maintenance and cleaning contracts for the next three years in order to avoid the problems that the ministry face before every school year, but the documentation process has been the reason behind the delay in signing these contracts.

Meanwhile, Ministry of Education is studying the educational systems in Denmark and Senegal to prepare a guide for equating certificates, reports Al-Rai daily. The acting Charge d’Affaires in the Kuwaiti Embassy in Stockholm Mansour Al-Omar explained that the number of years of study in Denmark for primary and intermediate levels is ten years, and for secondary three years.

The length of study in a professional secondary school in Denmark ranges from two to five years under the supervision of Ministry of Education and the National Education Agency. Meanwhile, the acting Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for Africa Affairs Hamad Al-Meshan said the number of years of schooling in Senegal is six years for primary level, four for intermediate level and three for high school level, followed by specialization in secondary education which begins in grade 11.

Furthermore, Assistant Undersecretary for Educational Facilities and Planning Sector and a member of Scientific Control Committee Dr Khalid Al-Rasheed affirmed that the marking process is in full swing, revealing that the marking of test papers for seven subjects of secondary level students has been completed, reports Aljarida daily.

He explained that the marking of test papers for physics, geology and geography subjects of grade 10 and 11 has been completed. The test papers for biology, chemistry and English subjects for grade 12 students of science section have also been marked. Dr Al-Rasheed said the employees in the control unit will continue to work even on official holidays. He stressed that the marking process for test papers is subject to several horizontal and vertical revisions to ensure the rights of students are observed, adding that the marking process will continue as soon as the examinations are finished and the test papers are collected and sent to the control center where they are distributed to exam-markers who sometimes work until late hours.

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