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3,400 children of Bedoun army personnel accepted in schools

Jahra Educational Area has largest share

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 22: Informed educational sources disclosed that 3,400 learners from undetermined nationalities (Bedoun students); the children and grandchildren of those in military service, have been accepted into public schools at all levels for the current academic year 2020- 2021, reports Al- Qabas daily.

The daily quoting sources affirmed that Jahra Educational Area had the largest share, in terms of student acceptance, as the total number of new registrants reached about 1,800 in the primary, intermediate and secondary levels – followed by Farwaniya area where the schools received about 500 students from the category of undetermined nationality.

The Capital region came third in terms of the number of new Bedoun students registered in the schools, as the total number of admissions reached 352 students and the number of new learners from the same category at Ahmadi Educational Area reached 323, occupying the fourth place. Mubarak Al-Kabeer district schools received 173 learners from the category of undetermined nationalities, in addition to the admission of 165 students in the religious education institutes and 75 students in Hawalli Educational Area schools, in addition to the acceptance of 12 students into special education schools.

In addition, Assistant Undersecretary for Research and Curricula at the Ministry of Education Salah Dabsha revealed that the result of Kuwait’s participation in the Teams international tests for 2019 will be announced next month. The test aimed to improve the performance of the educational system and to develop curricula. Dabsha said, during his participation in the educational forum by Kuwait Teachers Association held under the slogan that education is a national priority and societal responsibility and the new national frame of reference for curriculum development has neither been stopped or canceled, and “we’ll continue working on it until we reach the final approval.”

He stated that coronavirus crisis changed the order of priorities in the Ministry of Education, so working on the actual orientation became an educational need and the ministry implemented the distance education system, pointing to the difficulty of implementing two projects simultaneously. For his part, Secretary General of the Supreme Council for Planning, Dr Khaled Mahdi, declared that education file is a fundamental pillar of the state’s development plan, especially as it relates to human capital. He pointed to the preparing a set of policies to support ways of facing challenges related to education.

Mahdi emphasized that the level of spending on education in Kuwait is high, but the result and outputs have not reached the required levels, indicating they’re low. Distribution of the numbers of accepted students are as follows; 1,800 in Jahra, 500 in Farwaniya, 352 in the Capital, 323 in Ahmadi, 338 in Mubarak Al-Kabeer, and 87 in Hawalli.

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