The Minister of Education and Minister of Higher Education, Dr. Hamad Al-Adwani announced the opening of 16 new schools in several areas at the beginning of the next academic year, in addition to schools that have been maintained, indicating that most of them are in new residential areas.
Al-Adwani told Al-Qabas daily that, based on the directives of the Prime Minister, His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, “we will provide the best services for the residents of the new cities, and work has been done to ensure the readiness of these schools to provide educational services to the children of the people of these areas.”
He also referred to the opening of 6 new schools within the Horizon Schools project, which was recommended by His Highness the Crown Prince to upgrade the educational system and improve its outputs, stressing the Ministry of Education’s keenness to confront negative phenomena that some may resort to during the examination period.
He added, “We will not hesitate to take all measures to combat these phenomena and prosecute those who seek to harm our students, and there is tangible cooperation from all state agencies, led by the Ministry of Interior, and these efforts will continue, and we will not stop taking all the measures that we have taken in the past.”
He went to say, the ministry is in the process of conducting a rotation of the twelfth grade examination committees between educational regions, to put an end to negative phenomena, noting the cooperation with the ministries of Information, Interior and Commerce to confront electronic cheating devices during the examination period.
Al-Adwani confirmed the launch of the “Get Ready” campaign, which aims to prepare students for the exams psychologically, educationally, and from the health point of view, indicating that the ministry’s plan began a long time ago in preparation for the exams.