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MoE continues efforts to stop classes in all ‘private’ schools – ‘Online study program advised’

KUWAIT CITY, March 30: Some private schools have set April 16 as the end of the second semester and resumption of work in the third semester on April 26, while confirming the continuation of the school year as planned, reports Al-Anba daily.

The daily obtained a copy of the letter that the schools sent to the parents stating: “We hope that you and your family are fine and safe as Kuwait continues to deal with the new virus. We thank you for your continued support during these difficult times. Please note that the IGCSE examinations have been canceled.” The letter said grades 11, 12 and 13 students will receive an estimate of their grades according to the criteria which have yet to be specified. All students who are registered to take the exams will be contacted through email to address the issues related to their registration, it added.

The letter also disclosed that the online learning program will continue for students in all stages for the remainder of this school year. All students are required to participate in this program because this will enable the teachers to assess their progress. The curricula are expected to be completed by the end of the school year.

The online learning program will stop on April 16 for grades 11, 12 and 13 students in line with the schedule and the end-ofyear exams will not take place this school year 2019- 2020 while the end-of-year reports will be issued as usual, the letter advised.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Education is continuing its efforts to stop classes in private schools like public schools, in implementation of the Cabinet’s decision to suspend classes in various educational institutions in the country. An informed educational source told the daily that the ministry, represented by Assistant Undersecretary for Special Education Dr Abdul Mohsen Al-Huwaila, is exerting tremendous efforts to persuade private schools to retract their decision to continue classes. He said negotiations between the two parties remain unclear.

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