Arab Times

MoE en­sures books dis­trib­uted be­fore schools be­gin the new scholas­tic year

- Kuwait City · Malaysian Ministry of Education · Ministry of Human Resource Development · Chilean Ministry of Health · Ministry of Health

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 12: The Depart­ment of Sup­plies and Stores at the Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion, said the dis­tri­bu­tion of sec­ondary school books to three ed­u­ca­tional zones have been com­pleted and the min­istry is in the pro­cess of dis­tribut­ing them to the other re­gions, re­ports Al-Rai daily.

The min­istry in­di­cated prepa­ra­tions for the sup­ply of books to the ele­men­tary and in­ter­me­di­ate stages will be­gin soon as these books are sup­plied by the print­ing presses to the min­istry’s stores.

The min­istry af­firmed it is keen to dis­trib­ute books to all be­fore Oct 4, 2020, the day on which the schools will be­gin the new scholas­tic year.

The min­istry said it ap­pre­ci­ates the ef­forts ex­erted by the Depart­ment of Sup­plies and Stores, which work non­stop even on Fri­days and Satur­days to dis­trib­ute books to the schools be­fore the start of the school year, de­spite the dif­fi­cul­ties caused by the corona pan­demic.

Mean­while, the Min­istry of Health al­lows doc­tors, tech­ni­cians and ad­min­is­tra­tive staff to go on a 14-day spe­cial of­fi­cial leave, as spec­i­fied by the un­der­sec­re­tary of the min­istry in a de­ci­sion is­sued last July. How­ever, this mat­ter has placed many tech­ni­cal, med­i­cal and ad­min­is­tra­tive staff in a sit­u­a­tion of re­luc­tance to en­joy it, due to the lim­i­ta­tion of the leave to cer­tain days and the de­pri­va­tion of some in en­joy­ing the sur­plus of their bal­ance, in ad­di­tion to their sub­jec­tion to iso­la­tion af­ter their re­turn, re­ports Al-Anba daily.

Ac­cord­ing to in­formed sources, the min­istry does not mind if the em­ployee, while abroad, is ex­posed to cir­cum­stances that prevent his re­turn. The em­ployee can ex­tend his leave by ad­dress­ing his work­place and re­quest­ing for an ex­ten­sion from his own bal­ance for a max­i­mum of one month. How­ever, for those with­out leave bal­ance, the law re­lated to un­paid leave will be ap­plied to them.

The sources said the min­istry may, at the present time, limit home iso­la­tion for re­turn­ing doc­tors to one week in­stead of two weeks so that they can be made use­ful in the min­istry’s fa­cil­i­ties af­ter re­turn­ing to work at full ca­pac­ity when all clin­ics and med­i­cal de­part­ments are opened.

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