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Fairness sought on number of lessons per school day, equality
KUWAIT CITY, Sept 26: A number of Arabic language teachers of the primary school level demanded fairness in terms of the number of lessons per school day, and equality with the teachers of the rest of the subjects, reports Al-Anba daily. In a letter addressed to the Assistant Undersecretary for the Educational Research and Curriculum Sector, they wrote, “The guidelines issued by the Ministry of Education for schools set the quorum for the Arabic language teachers in the primary stage with a total of nine classes for grades 1, 2 and 3 with each class lasting a full hour.
Accordingly, a teacher assigned to teach two classes will have a quorum of four hours out of five in a school day. A teacher, in light of this situation, will be given more duties outside the teaching hours, which would impede his accomplishments in his role as a teacher and educator. Based on our concern for the interest of the learner in the first place, which represents the focus of our educational and learning goals, and based on our awareness as educators that the quality of education can only be achieved by the quality of the teacher’s level of giving, we therefore hope that a fair work environment for the Arabic language teachers particularly those of the primary stage.
We also hope that the quorum of the Arabic language teachers in the primary stage will be reduced in order to achieve a psychologically safe work environment, which gives him justice and preserves his double effort compared to all academic subjects, as well as motivate financially and morally to continue giving for the good of the future generations and the elevation of the country”.