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Medical authorities nod awaited
KUWAIT CITY, Nov 29: The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Education, Dr. Ali Al-Yacoub, confirmed the preparations are in full swing for the full return to school during the second semester, indicating that there is continuous communication and coordination with the Ministry of Health in this regard, reports Al-Anba daily. Al-Yacoub, in an exclusive statement to the daily said if the medical authorities agree to the return, the ministry and all its sectors and educational areas are working in this direction to achieve “what we all aspire to, which is the full return of our students to their schools,” pointing out that the Ministry of Health is a key partner with us in decision-making, and there are medical teams that conduct inspection tours of schools, and the indicators of those visits are good. He added, the authorities are following up the situation carefully and in all cases, God forbid, if the situation worsens, then “we have more than one alternative option to continue education in schools during the second semester.”
Al-Yacoub touched on the participation of Kuwaiti students in the tests, where the National Center for Education Development, in cooperation and coordination with the Ministry of Education, will organize a feature test during December, which is an electronic test aimed at assessing the level of the educational system’s outputs for boys and girls in the fifth and ninth grades in Arabic language, English language, mathematics and science, not to mention measuring the strength of learners’ achievement through performance test, noting that this test is a prelude to participating in the national test to be held in April next year.
Meanwhile, the children’s clubs under the Childhood and Motherhood Department, which the Ministry of Social Affairs and Societal Development established earlier, resumed operations recently, reports Al-Qabas daily. During the opening ceremony for Martyr Abdul- Wahhab Abdul-Razzaq Club in Qadisiyah, Assistant Undersecretary for the Social Development Sector Hana Al-Hajri confirmed that all the clubs for children opened their doors after a two-year closure. Al-Hajri added the efforts exerted for more than two years greatly contributed to reaching a safe stage after the Corona pandemic hit the country. She pointed out that the suspension of children’s activities for more than two years had a negative impact on children; especially in the psychological, social and behavioral aspects due to the closure of schools, nurseries and facilities for a long time