Tablets distributed to sixth graders next year
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.