MoE ensures books distributed before schools begin the new scholastic year
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.