Kuwait school holidays extended till 26 March

School holidays extended till 26 March


The Kuwait cabinet has extended the school holidays for an additional two weeks till 26 March as part of the precautionary measures to tackle the coronavirus, according to Al Rai daily.

The decision includes all schools, universities, government and private colleges, military colleges, and other Kuwait institutions. In a press conference, government spokesman also announced the closure of all cinemas, theaters, hotels, and wedding parties, until further notice.

The Department of Private Education (DPE) at the Ministry of Education (MoE) has already published a circular that allows for alternate teaching methods while keeping the safety of students and teachers in mind.

According to guidelines issued by the DPE, private foreign and bilingual schools in the country can continue their syllabus through their e-learning platforms.

Last month, Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr. Saud Al-Harbi  declared that examinations would be held immediately after Eid Al-Fitr, and indicated that there would be changes for the second semester date as well as the start of the next academic year.