Covid-19: Schools, universities closed until up to October in Kuwait

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Kuwait - Expat staff would be allowed to return to their countries; Grades 1-11 would resume studies on October 4, 2020.

By Kuna

Published: Thu 19 Mar 2020, 7:49 PM

Last updated: Thu 19 Mar 2020, 10:08 PM

Kuwait decided on Thursday to resume studies for grade 12 by August and the remaining grades in October - as part of the country's efforts to preserve the well-being of students amidst spread of coronavirus Covid-19 in the region
The government felt the health situation in coming 8-10 weeks was unsuitable, Kuna reported today.
Dr. Saud Al-Harbi, Minister of Education and Minister of Higher Education, at a joint news conference with government spokesman Tareq Al-Mezrem, said some 38,000 students in grade 12 would resume on August 4.
He said the students would have 5-6 weeks to complete modified corricula until late September.
Al-Harbi said Grades 1-11 would resume studies on October 4.
The start of next academic year would be in December, 2020, added Al-Harbi.
He explained expatriate teachers and staff would be allowed to return to their countries until before resumption of studies.
Al Mezrem said closure of public and private schools, colleges and universities would be extended and they would reopen on Tuesday, August 4.

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