83,468 Teachers To Resume Duty For New Academic Year
Category: Education

Over 83,468 teachers will resume duty for the next academic session on Sunday, one week before classes begin for more than 661,000 students in 1,450 schools. Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr Bader Al-Essa recently concluded the on-the-spot assessment of some schools to ascertain the level of readiness for the next session.

His visit covered 10 schools in Sabah Al-Ahmad and Umm Al-Hayman in Ahmadi Educational Zone. His visit to those schools contributed in hastening the conclusion of maintenance activities of services and air conditioners prior to the date of resumption. Meanwhile, a recent report issued by the Planning Department of Ministry of Education concerning 2015/2016 academic year indicates that 661,552 male and female students were registered in all basic levels of education.

The number of teachers in 1,450 schools was 83,468 and those schools had 25,127 classes. This indicates that the number of students in 2015/2016 academic year was higher by 14,314 when compared to 2014/2015 academic year while the number of teachers increased by 2,064, and 13 schools with 560 classes were added.

Meanwhile, on the second day of Eid Al-Adha, the Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr Bader Al-Essa conducted an inspection tour on ten schools in Sabah Al-Ahmad and Umm Hayman areas which are affi liated to Ahmadi Educational Zone.

In a press statement, Dr Al-Essa explained that some observations were made of the services and equipment in the schools that he visited.

These observations have been reported to the director of Ahmadi Educational Zone and the officials of these schools so that necessary work in that regard can be carried out as soon as possible. He stressed that such type of tours are aimed to expedite the necessary work that are required to completed prior to the start of the new academic year.

Al-Essa affirmed that such inspection tours will continue in order to ensure all necessary details concerned with schools have been checked and worked on prior to the start of the new school year.



16 Sep, 2016 0 557
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