Kuwait committed to resuming studies Aug. 4

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Thu, 07 May 2020 - 09:49 GMT

An aerial view shows Kuwait City after the country entered a virtual lockdown, following the outbreak of the coronavirus, March 16, 2020. Photo: Reuters / Stephanie McGehee.

An aerial view shows Kuwait City after the country entered a virtual lockdown, following the outbreak of the coronavirus, March 16, 2020. Photo: Reuters / Stephanie McGehee.

KUWAIT CITY, May 6 (MENA) – Kuwait's Ministries of Education and Higher Educations are committed to a government decision to resume studies at public and private schools, colleges and universities on August 4, 2020, KUNA reported Wednesday.

Minister of Education and Higher Education Saud Al-Harbi has confirmed that commitment, putting an end to speculations of ending the academic year due to the virus.

He said the two ministries were complying with a February 26 government decision to suspend studies because of the spread of the coronavirus.

There is no intention to end the academic year, Al-Harbi told KUNA, noting that he would submit a report to the government about this issue in mid-July.

Al-Harbi said ministries' executives were meeting regularly to discuss best ways to resume studies as well as launching phase two of the online education.

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