The Ministry of Finance has granted approval for the Ministry of Education’s request to extend lease contracts for teachers’ housing in various educational areas for a period of one year. The total amount for the renewal is 3,205,440 dinars, covering 23 buildings.

The Ministry of Finance affirmed its commitment to abide by the “Public Tenders” Law and its amendments while disbursing the specified amount, emphasizing the need for approvals from the Audit Bureau, Fatwa and Legislation Department, and the Central Agency for Public Tenders, reports Al-Qabas daily.

The owner will be responsible for all necessary maintenance work on the buildings, and furnishing must adhere to standard specifications.

Furthermore, the Ministry of Finance has approved the contract renewals for 20 private Arab, model, and foreign schools situated on state property, extending them for a year. The ministry also expressed no objections to renewing licenses for private schools with expired contracts for a year, pending the completion of contract renewals at new rental values.

Additionally, the Ministry of Education sought approval from the Ministry of Finance for the estimated cost of a project aimed at designing, licensing, implementing, and constructing classrooms and facilities in a turnkey system for the “Hawally Educational Center.”

The value of the project stands at 975,000 dinars, with a proposed completion period of 365 days to finalize tender processes during the fiscal year 2023-2024. The Ministry of Finance requested detailed information about the project requirements and the basis for cost estimation to further evaluate and take appropriate action.

In a circular, a copy of which is obtained by Al-Qabas, Acting Undersecretary of Education, Osama Al-Sultan, emphasized the need to maintain the appearance and condition of state flags in all educational facilities and institutions.

He urged periodic replacement of damaged flags to preserve their appearance.

Furthermore, Acting Assistant Undersecretary for Public Education, Anwar Al-Hamdan, directed the general directors of educational, religious, and special education regions to ensure water tanks are cleaned regularly and water cooler filters are replaced. This measure aims to maintain water quality and promote the health and well-being of students, educational staff, and building users.

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