Tablets dis­trib­uted to sixth graders next year

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL - By A Saleh

Ed­u­ca­tion Min­istry’s As­sis­tant Un­der­sec­re­tary Fa­tima Al-Kan­dari an­nounced sign­ing a co­op­er­a­tion pro­to­col with Kuwait Foun­da­tion for the Ad­vance­ment of Science (KFAS) that will pro­vide tablets to the sixth grade start­ing next year free of charge. It said that the project will be ap­plied in 12 schools, six for male stu­dents and six oth­ers for fe­male stu­dents, while the Ed­u­ca­tion Min­istry will pro­vide the in­ter­ac­tive cur­ricu­lum. Fol­low­ing a meet­ing with direc­tors of ed­u­ca­tional zones yes­ter­day, Kan­dari said that a new project to mea­sure stu­dents’ in­cli­na­tions that was pre­sented by heads of de­part­ments and school man­agers will be ap­plied to the 10th grade at 12 high schools in or­der to de­cide the aca­demic, sci­en­tific, lit­er­ary, oc­cu­pa­tional, and ath­letic skills of stu­dents. Mean­while, Kan­dari said that books’ dis­tri­bu­tion has be­gun in all ar­eas for the com­ing aca­demic year.

In other news, the Ed­u­ca­tion Min­istry an­nounced a new project for school can­teens that will be im­ple­mented dur­ing the new school year, through which the can­teens will be run by small busi­ness en­trepreneurs. As­sis­tant Un­der­sec­re­tary for Fi­nan­cial Af­fairs Yousuf Al-Na­j­jar said in­tro­duc­ing small busi­nesses in schools has a good ben­e­fit for am­bi­tious Kuwaiti youth. He added that a com­mit­tee was formed to study two projects, the first for can­teens. He ex­plained that the project will first be ex­per­i­mented in 24 schools, and in case it suc­ceeds, it will be im­ple­mented in all schools. The sec­ond project will be the place­ment of food vend­ing ma­chines by com­pa­nies in co­or­di­na­tion with health and mu­nic­i­pal­ity min­istries.

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