The Acting Undersecretary of the Ministry of Education, Anwar Al-Hamdan, emphasized the importance of cohesive coordination and continuous communication between the educational regions and relevant sectors within the Ministry calling it crucial to address needs, observations, and overcome challenges in order to ensure the educational environment and meet the requirements of the upcoming stage.
During a meeting chaired by Al-Hamdan, the ministry discussed preparations for the next academic year 2024/2025. The meeting was attended by assistant undersecretaries, directors of educational districts, the director of the Information Systems Department, and the director of the Coordination Department.
Al-Hamdan stated that educational districts, after coordinating with planning departments, have presented their requirements for opening new schools. Relevant sectors will develop plans to operationalize these schools in preparation for the next academic year. The meeting also addressed the latest educational developments and discussed the needs for male and female teachers, both local and external, as well as the mechanism for handling internal and external teacher transfer requests and supervisory positions.
Various contracts were discussed to facilitate preparations for the next academic year, including maintenance contracts for schools, air conditioning contracts, service contracts for transportation and security, and tenders for school and administrative furniture. These discussions aimed to ensure the stability of the educational environment, the smooth progress of the educational process, and comprehensive oversight of all preparations.
Al-Hamdan instructed relevant sectors to provide a clear timeline for implementing preparations for the next academic year 2024/2025. They were asked to identify challenges, devise appropriate solutions, and report on completion rates, which will be discussed in future meetings.
It’s noteworthy that the Ministry had previously announced the availability of contracts for a period of three years to facilitate air conditioning maintenance in various schools across educational areas. Additionally, procedures for maintenance, restoration, and construction contracts for five educational areas have been completed.