Kuwait schools expected to resume on Oct. 4

KUWAIT CITY — The e-learning committee at Kuwait's Ministry of Education has announced the e-learning schedule for all public school students.

All schools are expected to resume on Oct. 4, after a seven-month halt that began on March 12.

All classes will be conducted online in real time for all students in fourth grade and higher. As for kindergarteners up to third graders, the committee has decided that all their lessons will be pre-recorded.

Students in the fourth and fifth grade, will conduct live online classes but in the afternoon from 3 p.m. to 5pm.

As for middle school students, from sixth grade to eight grade, their classes will be online from 8 a.m. to 10.30 a.m.

High school students will be partaking in real time online classes as well but from 10.40 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.

Although schools were closed most private schools conducted e-learning classes throughout the pandemic and ended the school year on schedule.

As for public schools, last month, Al-Harbi announced that the 2019-20 school year, for public schools, has ended after schools were suspended since March 12. The government extended the suspension until Aug. 4, but announced beforehand that the academic school year has ended.

All students’ grades, kindergarten to 11th grade, were based on the first semester and all students that have passed more than 4 subjects graduated to the next year. As for 12 graders, the ministry issued a plan for them to continue the school year so they can graduate. — Agencies