Kuwait’s education ministry set new hours for school classes nationwide on Tuesday.
19 September 2023, 12:00 AM
31 October 2023, 12:00 AM
Kuwait’s education ministry on Tuesday set new hours for school classes nationwide, saying the measure aims to ease traffic congestion ahead of the new academic year.
As per the new schedule approved by Education Minister Dr. Adel Al-Mane, nurseries start at 7:15 am and end at 12:05 pm, while elementary schools will begin at the same but would let students out an hour later at 1:15 pm, said a ministry statement.
Middle and high schools have had their class hours adjusted as well, with the former starting classes at 7:30 am until 1:40 pm, while attendance for high school students starts at 7:45 am until let out at 1:55 pm, according to the new schedule. The new timings are set to come into effect for the 2023/2024 school year, added the statement. (KUNA)
Meanwhile, Acting Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, Sheikh Talal Khalid Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah directed the intensification of security presence on highways and all key intersections leading to residential areas, as well as near educational institutions, to prevent traffic disruptions and unauthorized parking in front of schools. He also called for the consistent presence of supervisory and leadership personnel to monitor security and traffic conditions regularly. Furthermore, he stressed the importance of conducting awareness campaigns for vehicle drivers and guardians to promote compliance with traffic regulations, rules, and safe road behaviors that enhance road user safety.