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KUWAIT CITY, June 7: The Ministry of Education stressed the need for Grade 12 students to adhere to the specified hours in a schedule prepared in advance for the PCR swab tests in all educational areas, which helps in avoiding any crowding in schools. The schedule aims at facilitating procedures and maintaining the safety of everyone, and given that Monday is the last day for taking the swab tests. In a press statement on Monday, the Ministry of Education said that the result of the PCR test should be accepted from any laboratory accredited by the Ministry of Health, adding that the examination period should not exceed 72 hours prior to the test. The Ministry called on all students to adhere to the PCR tests schedule, arranged according to the alphabet order, in the schools designated for taking the test by the Ministry of Health.
The Ministry of Education confirms that the safety and health of students comes as a priority as they prepare for the end of the 2020/21 year end exams, stressing that as medical precautionary measures are taken through the PCR COVID-19 swipe-testing program. As of Sunday morning the ministry alongside the health department have begun their COVID-19 testing campaign starting with the high school senior class and those being schooled from home. Assuring the students safety, a statement by the ministry said that the recently launched campaign “will continue Monday from 8am to 8pm.” Head of the Administrative issues of the Ministry of Education located in Al-Asmah, Dalal Al-Nahith, in cooperation with the health department will be undergoing the PCR swipes on all students preparing for the exams.
All schools taking part in this campaign have begun this morning receiving students for testing by alphabetic order. In other news, with the increase in the pace of the vaccination of students who are studying abroad in order to facilitate their travel procedures to attend exams, Treasurer of the National Union of Kuwaiti Students (NUKS) – Egypt branch Dr. Nasser Al-Otaibi announced that more than 1,400 students from various countries were vaccinated through the Mosafer Clinic at the Islamic Medicine Center in Sabah Health Zone, reports Aljarida daily. He indicated that the average vaccination rate of students is approximately 120 students per day, with the students studying in Egypt constituting the largest segment. In a press statement, Dr. Al- Otaibi revealed details about the cooperation between the Egyptian Students’ Union and those in charge of vaccination in the center for facilitating their procedures without any obstacles. He explained that the students have to present proof that they are either on scholarship or studying at their own expense, their civil ID and passport, and the travel tickets. If there is a student who was infected with COVID-19 and cannot be vaccinated until after 90 days, the student must present an exception certificate from the Mosafer clinic with a document obtained from the Ministry of Health’s “Shlonak” app about the end of his quarantine period, with the date of infection and the date of recovery. , (KUNA)