The private schools in Kuwait have been directed to reduce tuition fee by 25 percent for the coming school year.
The Minister of Education, Dr. Saud Al Harbi, issued a ministerial resolution reducing tuition fee by 25 percent and called on private schools to commit to online schooling for the academic year 2020-21, until students can return to school normally.
The minister further warned the schools against increasing their fees, and said that the fee cut should continue until end of next academic year.
Another decision issued by Al Harbi is cancelling fees for the remaining months of the second semester of the 2019-20 school year, for pupils at private Arabic schools from kindergarten to grade 11, owing to closure of schools in March amidst the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic.
Schools that fail to abide with this new decision will have to face penalties as per ministry’s regulations, the Ministry said, in a statement.
Meanwhile, foreign private and bilingual schools will have to complete the 2019-20 school year, with classes set to resume online from 4th August 2020, with five days a week classes.
The private schools have already informed parents and pupils that online classes will resume to complete the second term for all school stages.
Earlier in the month, private schools were excluded from the Ministry’s decisions during the 2019-20 school year.