Arabic local newspaper alrai reported that The Ministry of Education has counted all its schools that will open their doors to receive their students next September, reaching 1460 public and private schools in all regions and governorates, with 855 schools in the public education sector and 605 in private education, as these schools include about 700,000 students in all educational systems.
A statistic issued by the Ministry’s Planning Department, of which Al-Rai obtained a copy, indicated that the number of kindergartens in public education is 202, and the number of primary schools is 297, while the number of intermediate schools is 223 and secondary schools 151, showing the number of Arab schools in private education, reaching 179 There are 79 schools for boys and 52 for girls, and 48 mixed schools for both boys and girls.
The statistics indicated that the schools for people with special needs in special education amount to 17 mixed schools for boys and girls, while the number of foreign schools reaches 409 schools, including 14 schools for boys, 20 for girls, and 375 mixed schools for boys and girls.
On the other hand, an educational source confirmed to Al-Rai that the biggest problem is the return of Arab schools and some Indian, Pakistani and Filipino schools with high student densities, while he revealed that the Ministry of Education started about two weeks ago to conduct field visits to government schools through joint teams between educational districts. And the Health Ministry to oversee the implementation of health precautionary measures and measures for the gradual return to schools, as one team includes 10 members, 5 from the Ministry of Education and 5 from the Ministry of Health, and they have specific tasks to be carried out during this period.
The source stated that the tasks of the teams are to provide a healthy and sound school environment by counting the school’s needs of special devices and mechanisms, to implement health requirements and continue with field visits, to determine the extent of school administrations ’commitment to implementing security and safety rules and to provide the required health requirements from this date until all students’ attendance. On the 21st of next September.
He mentioned that the biggest role in receiving students and organizing their entry and exit process will fall on the shoulders of the rapid intervention teams in schools, and it has been formed in each school headed by its director, two members of the educational body, social and psychological researchers, and an administrative and nurse member to cope with all crises and exceptional circumstances, including (Covid 19).
He said, “These teams will set up treatment and preventive plans to deal with the health crisis, during students’ time and protect students from its negative effects, in addition to proper behavior in the event of one or more injuries, reduce confusion and chaos, and restore order within the school with coordination with the joint committee in the region. , Which includes in its membership representatives of the Ministry of Health to act in such cases ».
Requirements for the tests
The Ministry of Education has determined the most important measures to be followed during the twelfth exams on May 30th, the most important of which is activating the role of security officers by directing students to the path of their own committee, examining each student before entering by the rapid intervention team, and following the path assigned according to the color of the committee, with Replacing the muzzle, sterilizing the hands, and adhering to the lines of the ground paths, indicating that between each student and the other a distance of 2 meters long.
4 stages to return
The administrative sector in the Ministry of Education has set 4 stages for the return, the first of which was launched on the 19 of this month, during which a specialized health team will train 3 members of the rapid intervention teams in each of the secondary schools, religious education and special education, while the last stages will end on May 11, during which seminars will be held. Raising awareness with parents and introducing them to the required health requirements.
The Ministry of Education mentioned the schedule of training courses that will be held under the supervision of a health team specializing in all educational areas, indicating that the first session began in Hawalli on April 19, the second in Ahmadi on the 20th and the third in Farwaniya on January 21, while it was held last Thursday in Mubarak Al-Kabeer, religious education and education. It will be in Al-Asimah and Al-Jahra today, Sunday and tomorrow, respectively.
A responsible source confirmed that the Department of Special Education will organize field visits to private schools, with all their systems, to determine the extent of their commitment to the required health requirements, while the administration is currently considering proposals to return in Arab schools of high density, likely to adopt the proposal to divide the school day into two periods. The first two mornings start at 7:30 and ends at 11 am, and the second starts at 12 and ends at 3:30 in the afternoon at a rate of 35 minutes per class.