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Kuwait announces plans to build 71 new schools

KUWAIT CITY, July 3, 2021

Kuwait plans to build 71 schools for all educational levels for both boys and girls - with 23 new ones in Al Ahmadi Educational Area, 22 in Hawalli and three in Jahra region - for the next academic year, said a report. 
 
The sites for the construction of these schools are expected to be handed over by the Kuwait Municipality, reported Arab Times citing a report prepared by the Educational Facilities Sector at the Ministry of Education.
 
The report revealed the preparation of a five-year construction plan from 2020/2021 – 2024/ 2025”, which determines the need for schools in each educational district. 
 
While the report stressed that the renovation of government schools is subject to the availability of budgets, the sector in coordination with the Public Education Sector is prioritizing the construction of new school buildings as well as school buildings that need to be renovated. 
 
The report, prepared by the sector’s assistant undersecretary, Yassin Al Yassin, unveiled the work plan for the construction of new schools, demolition and renovation and maintenance of schools.
 
According to the report, 13 government schools were closed three years ago upon instructions of the MPW in various educational regions, including 4 in Al Ahmadi Educational Area, 4 in Hawalli, a religious institute in Farwaniya and 4 in the Capital. 
 
He pointed out that in the Capital Educational Area 3 new schools — two primary and a kindergarten schools will be built in the suburb of Granada — for the first time that schools will be established in this region, it added.



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