On Sunday, government and “private Arab” schools will receive their students in their different stages of study for the new academic year “2021-2022” amid taking all necessary measures to preserve the health and safety of students and in the interest of the educational process, after students stopped working for about 18 months due to the spread of the virus. Corona virus in the country.
The Assistant Undersecretary for Special and Qualitative Education at the Ministry of Education, Dr. Abdul Mohsen Al-Huwaila said in a statement today, Saturday, that the Ministry has taken all preparations for the new school year to ensure the quality and smoothness of the study process under the direct guidance and supervision of Minister Dr. Ali Al-Mudhaf.
Al-Huwailah stressed the main interest of the Ministry of Education in providing the appropriate educational environment through strategic plans that worked on educational, administrative, and technical follow-up according to a set of axes in order to ensure the regular functioning of the educational process.
The Ministry of Education published on its official website statistical charts for schools, students and teachers, which showed that the total number of schools in the State of Kuwait is 1146 schools, of which the percentage of government schools is 85.95%, with a total of 985 schools, and the percentage of private Arab schools is 14.05%, with 161 schools.
As for the number of public schools by region, according to that statistical scheme, the ranking came to 221 schools in Al-Ahmadi Educational District, 178 in the capital, 177 in Farwaniya, 141 in Jahra, 122 in Hawally, 117 in Mubarak Al-Kabeer, and finally 29 schools of religious education.
The statistics for students showed that the number of students in the State of Kuwait amounted to 522,220 male and female students, while the statistical plan for students shows that the percentage of students in government education reached 84.13%, with a total of 439,365 male and female students, and in private Arab schools 15.87 percent, with a total of 82,855 male and female students.
The statistical chart also showed that the number of male and female teachers amounted to 92,122, and the percentage of female teachers was 74.59 percent, or 68,711 female teachers, while the proportion of male and female teachers was 25.41%, with a total of 23,411 male teachers.
The Minister of Education, Dr. Ali Al-Mudhaf, stressed his keenness to preserve the safety of his students and members of the administrative and educational bodies and to provide all available means that guarantee them comfort and provide the appropriate atmosphere for them during official working hours.
The Ministry of Education has set school working hours for the kindergarten stage, so that it will be between 7:30 in the morning and 12:20 in the afternoon, and in the primary stage, it will be between 7:30 in the morning and 1:00 in the afternoon, with the middle and secondary school working hours between 7:30 in the morning And 25:05 in the afternoon.
The ministry decided to divide the students into two groups, where the first attends on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, while the other attends on Mondays and Wednesdays, and the days are switched between the two groups weekly.