Kuwait Welcome More Than 100k Teachers Today

09 September 2023 Education

More than 100,000 male and female teachers from the public, private, special education, and religious education sectors inaugurated the new academic year in Kuwait today. On Friday, the Minister of Education, Higher Education and Scientific Research Dr. Adel Al-Manea conducted an inspection tour of schools in Khairan to check on their readiness to receive students, as part of the series of visits that he will carry out this week to a number of educational areas, in continuation of what was presented in the previous meeting with the directors of educational areas last week to follow up the readiness of schools to receive the new academic year.

The minister was briefed on the condition of the school buildings and facilities during the tour. He stressed the need to ensure that all work related to their readiness is completed on time. According to educational sources, the Ministry of Education is working throughout this week on completing the distribution of textbooks to the various educational levels, and furnishing 18 of the new schools that it announced will be opened, as part of its preparations for the new academic year. The ministry will continue to complete its preparations in terms of books and school furniture, and ensure that there is no shortage of books before students’ classes in government, private, or special education start. The ministry is working on meeting all special requests in schools according to the reports prepared by the schools about their needs. Additionally, it is completing the maintenance work in order to enter the new year with integrated preparations.

For all educational levels, the ministry assigned teams consisting of a principal or his representative and two members of the administrative and educational body on August 10, to list the needs of their schools, inspect school equipment for maintenance, and make sure they are ready for all aspects of air conditioning, electricity, toilets, drinking places, flooring, and other school facilities, as well as their safety. The ministry will begin handing over external transfer decisions this morning to male and female teachers according to their wishes.

The sources confirm that there are 2,066 teachers in the primary stage, including 1,216 Kuwaitis and 850 non-Kuwaitis. In the intermediate stage, the number of Kuwaiti and non-Kuwaiti teachers is 10,289, and in the secondary stage, the number of Kuwaiti and non-Kuwaiti teachers is 2,990 and 4,038 respectively, with a total of 7,028 teachers. In the three educational levels, there are 19,383 male teachers, with 50.9 percent Kuwaitis and 49.1 percent non-Kuwaitis.


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