KUWAIT, May 6: The Minister of Education and the Kuwaiti Minister of Higher Education, Dr. Saud Al-Harbi, affirmed the commitment of the Cabinet’s decision issued at its extraordinary meeting held on February 26 regarding the disruption of studies for schools, universities and government and private colleges, provided that the study be resumed on the Tuesday, 4th August.
The Minister told Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) this evening, Wednesday, that the Ministry of Education has been tasked with preparing detailed and organizational decisions to implement this decision after the repercussions of the new Corona virus (Covid 19), and in implementation of the precautionary measures taken by all sectors of the state concerned to confront this pandemic.
He explained that all options are available, but the ministry takes them gradually according to the situation, noting that there is no intention to end the academic year and that he will submit a report to the cabinet on assessing the situation and future scenarios in the middle of next July.
He stated that there are extensive and continuous meetings with the Council of officials to discuss the Ministry’s preparations and the latest developments on the educational scene for the return of the study according to the plan in place, pointing to concern for the speedy completion of the second stage of the operational plan to activate e-learning in preparation for uploading the materials recorded on the website and launching the educational platform.
He affirmed the Ministry’s keenness on the interest of its children, achieving justice and equality for all, and achieving the highest benefit from modern technological means according to the latest developments in applying the principle of e-learning and learning to serve the educational process in the country, especially amid the current circumstances the world as a whole is experiencing as a result of the effects of (Corona).