Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Indian schools in Kuwait postpone full-day classes

Cairo: According to reports, Twenty Indian schools in Kuwait have postponed the resumption of full-fledged class attendance until September of next year.

The schools were scheduled to resume full-day in-person classes on Sunday, April 3, to replace a current system that reduced class attendance by half, a precaution prompted by efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19, according to Al Rai.

“Classes in these schools will continue in the second semester on a two-group basis, with 50% of the total students alternately attending on one day,” an education source told the media.

According to the source, the postponement happened due to shortages of teaching staff, cleaning workers, and bus drivers.

“There has also been a shortage of school equipment required to deal with the high student density since the start of the pandemic in February 2020 until now,” the source said, without providing specific figures.

Indians account for nearly one million of Kuwait’s total population of 4.6 million.

The second semester of Kuwaiti public schools began on March 6, with authorities relaxing COVID-19 restrictions to a large extent.

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