87,000 students start new school year today in Kuwait

Ministry of Interior in full gear for new school year

KUWAIT: About 87,111 students from kindergarten and elementary levels start their 2019-2020 school year today. In a statistical study published by Ministry of Education, the total number of kindergarten students reached up to 31,558 in 196 schools in all educational areas. On the other hand, the ministry said that the total number of elementary school students reached 148,866 students, 126,362 of them are Kuwaitis. However, 126,056 students in middle schools, and 81,491 students of high school will begin their new year tomorrow and Tuesday respectively. The ministry announced that 72,045 teachers have begun their school year last Sunday in 853 schools on different educational levels. This year witnessed the opening of 20 new schools that have successfully operated and have provided all necessary human and financial needs.

Meanwhile, Kuwait’s Ministry of Interior (MoI) is in full gear for the start of the new school year 2019-2020, launching a media campaign and deploying police forces to ensure safety of students and facilitate traffic. MoI will distribute patrol vehicles on highways, major roads and intersections as well as deploy police forces at entrances and exits of schools to make sure cars move smoothly, according to a statement by the ministry’s Public Relations and Security Media Department yesterday. It added that timings of traffic lights would be adjusted according to flow of cars in order to reduce congestions. MoI called on people to leave their homes as early as possible in the morning in order to avoid traffic congestions, which would ultimately minimize accidents. It urged drivers to wear seat belts, abide by speed limits and never pass a red light, and refraining from using the emergency lane in highways unless in emergency cases, never park in parking lots of people with special needs nor parking in front schools’ gates. – KUNA

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