‘MoE ready to increase number of schools if requested’
KUWAIT CITY, April 11: The Educational Development and Activities Sector of Ministry of Education, in coordination with government agencies, has been exerting efforts to confront the coronavirus outbreak and limit its spread, by handing over a number of its schools to other ministries and government agencies for accommodating workers of different nationalities there, reports Al-Anba daily.
The daily conducted an exploratory tour of these schools to see what is available in them. It monitored the allocation of a part of the schools for storing food items, and the use of students’ classrooms as integrated housing for workers.
Ibrahim Al-Eid, the General Coordinator between Ministry of Education and the government agencies and General Director of Scout Education at Ministry of Education, explained that the government agencies have been given more than 270 schools in various areas.
These schools include kindergarten, primary and intermediate level schools. The schools were delivered to a number of ministries and government agencies such as Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Social Affairs, Directorate General for Civil Aviation, Public Authority for Roads and Transportation, Kuwait Airways Corporation, Kuwait Flour Mills Company, and so on. Officials are doing everything they can through volunteer teams to serve and assist other parties using the precautionary measures to fight coronavirus outbreak.
He affirmed that Ministry of Education is ready to increase the number of schools if requested, indicating that work is ongoing based on the daily plan and accurate follow-up by the sector’s representative Faisal Al-Maqseed.
Suitable During the daily’s tour, they met a resident of the school Nimrod Nabil who affirmed that the place is clean and suitable.
He thanked the Kuwaiti government for such interest and care. However, Nabil said they have been buying food at their own expense, and requested the concerned authorities to help them in this aspect. Another resident Muhammad Ali affirmed that things are going well and there is nothing affecting their lives and daily program.
He expressed sincere gratitude and appreciation for the care and concern they receive. In this regard, another resident Hussein Mustafa stressed that the situation in schools is good, but it is very difficult to obtain food. He explained that in some schools, meals are received through charity associations, but in other schools, the residents have to buy food. Some of them have not received salaries yet and do not have any savings, which in turn reflect negatively on them during such a situation.
Mustafa urged the competent authorities to expedite the payment of their salaries, especially in light of the current exceptional situations that need twice the expense.
In addition, a resident Ahmed Mohamed praised the services provided by the state to them in the schools. He affirmed that it is not strange phenomenon from this humanitarian country and its Amir, the Global Humanitarian Leader, His Highness Sheikh
Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. Mohamed wished for the demise of the scourge from Muslim countries so that life can return to normal. He prayed that God protects Kuwait from all evils under its wise leadership, calling on everyone to abide by the instructions of Ministry of Health for the benefit of all