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Various causes cited for violence in schools
April 11, 2015, 12:21 pm

Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr Bader Al-Essa affirmed the prevalence of violence in Kuwait, indicating that there are various causes for this problem such as the low-level of education, absence of the role of family and non-application of law, reports a local daily. He said Ministry of Education and Higher Education is an educational institution and are not collecting any sharp objects from students, but it will support any security procedure taken by Ministry of Interior to stop such kind of bad behaviors.

Regarding the recent fight between students of the Faculty of Commerce, the minister revealed that the officials studied the CCTV records to confirm that the fight occurred outside the faculty because of which the case is in the hands of the concerned security authorities. He stressed the need to apply the law on those found guilty in this regard without any exception. He indicated that the Legal Affairs Department is waiting for the report from Ministry of Interior regarding this incident in order to take necessary measures. Dr Al-Essa affirmed that several studies have been conducted concerning the phenomenon of violence in schools and educational institutions; the last of which was carried out by the State Ministry for Youth Affairs in which he had participated before he became a minister.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Education intends to conduct the re-sit exams for elementary and intermediate levels one week earlier than the original schedule, reports a local daily quoting sources. Sources revealed a request to hold the re-sit exams on June 10, instead of June 17, has been submitted to Assistant Undersecretary for Public Education Affairs Haitham Al-Athri for further study. On the other hand, Assistant Undersecretary for Administrative Affairs Yusuf Al-Mazroo’I said the ministry received around 17,000 complaints from teachers regarding the excellent job performance allowance. He revealed about 8,000 of these complaints are merely repetitions which delayed the process of addressing them.

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