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Wednesday , July 28 2021

MoE officials to visit schools over tuition fees

Meeting to discuss regression of some private schools

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 13: Assistant Undersecretary for Special and Quality Education Dr Abdul- Mohsen Al-Huwaila told the Al- Seyassah daily, instructions have been issued to administration officials to conduct field visits to private schools that did not abide by the decision, to determine the extent of their commitment or lack thereof, and to activate the implementation of the ministry’s decisions without any complacency, reports Al-Seyassah daily.

This came following reports that some schools, especially the Arabic, were not respecting the recent decisions taken by the minister of education related to the reduction of tuition fees, under false pretexts.

For its part, private education sources told the daily an urgent meeting was held yesterday evening to discuss the regression of some private schools to abide by the decision and to discuss the legal measures specified by the regulation to hold them accountable, whether in the form of administrative penalties such as suspension of transactions, suspension of licenses or financial fines citing the importance of respecting ministerial decisions and not ignoring them or trying to toy with them.

The sources indicated that the Special Education Department has received complaints about these schools threatening the students’ parents that their children will not be accepted if they don’t pay the full tuition fees – the fees that were in force before the corona pandemic.

She stated that parents made it clear that these schools have informed them that they have not received instructions to reduce the fees, which is denied by private education officials, who confirm that all decisions related to this are sent to all schools, and this is evidenced by some schools who have already implemented the decision

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