Kuwait News, Aug 4: The Education, Health and Youth Committee of the Council of Ministers, headed by the Minister of Health, Dr. Basil Al-Sabah, the Ministry of Education’s plan to return to schools according to regular education. Reported by Al-Qabas.
The committee approved the plan reviewed by the Minister of Education, Dr. Ali Al-Mudhaf, and a number of leaders, with the introduction of some recommendations, most notably modifying working hours to start the first period at half-past seven in the morning instead of seven, and increasing the time for students to leave between the two periods to half an hour instead of 10 minutes, and accordingly the Ministry of Education will reschedule the end dates for the first period The start of the second period.
The committee recommended coordination between government agencies to assist educators in implementing their own needs for the return plan, for example, the Ministry of Interior and Firefighting, to manage traffic in front of schools.
The ministerial committee stressed that the number of students in one class should not exceed 20 students, whether in public or private schools, indicating that the Ministry of Education is considering adding the requirement for unvaccinated students to conduct a weekly PCR examination to enter schools.
The Minister of Education, Dr. Ali Al-Mudhaf, during the meeting, that if the health conditions in the country improve, vaccination rates are raised and community immunity is achieved, the decision will be reconsidered during the next November and December, and work to return to normal working hours in schools and cancel the two-shift system.
The Minister of Health, Dr. Basil Al-Sabah, stressed his keenness during the coming period to increase the number of vaccinated people and to make a significant acceleration in the vaccination process while giving students and teachers the highest priority to obtain the vaccine.
The Ministry of Education submitted an official letter to the Council of Ministers, with the report, after making the necessary amendments to discuss it in the Council of Ministers, officially and making the final decision in this regard.