Crisis in Arab and Pakistani schools

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KUWAIT CITY, March 26: Following the launch of registration for the next academic year 2023/2024, Arab and Pakistani private schools are witnessing a large student turnout, which has resulted in an admission crisis due to the existing high student densities and the failure to open any new schools since the COVID-19 crisis in 2020, reports Al-Rai daily. According to an educational source, some of these schools apologized to parents for not accepting their children.

Others stipulated that level assessment tests be conducted for students wishing to join, and in light of the results, the acceptance or rejection process will take place. The fees of Pakistani schools are lower than their Indian counterparts. The fees in Filipino schools are about KD 150 for each stage, due to which they witnessed a great turnout, especially from Arab students.

The source said, “The General Department of Private Education previously announced its intention to open Arab schools in a number of regions. However, due to government measures, the new ones will not enter service at the beginning of the new academic year.” The source explained that some Arab schools raised the class density to 45 students per class in order to be able to accommodate the largest number of students, especially in some areas where the number of schools with the Arab system is low.

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