COVID-19: Kuwait school year starts online

Cairo: Over 400,000 students started their new school year in Kuwait online after more than seven months of class suspension prompted by the spread of the coronavirus.



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Distance-learning is adopted for the new academic year as part of efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19 in the Gulf country.
Minister of Education and High Education Saud Al Harbi said that his ministry has worked out a plan for applying the distance-learning covering division of different school stages into virtual classes and schoolteachers’ work on shifts, taking into consideration social and financial situation of students’ families.


“We are entering a new stage of education in the state of Kuwait and are laying down the foundation for remote-learning,” he added.
Kuwait so far has recorded a total of 106,485 virus cases and 620 related deaths.

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