Local Arabic news paper Alqabas reported that A scientific report issued yesterday concluded that Kuwait is the only Gulf in which education in the government sector is disrupted, stressing that all Gulf countries have completed their curriculam through distance education and then announced the end of the school year, stressing the need to formulate educational plans and decisions in the coming period to ensure Everyone’s safety and continuing education at the same time.
The report, prepared by the two educational researchers, Dr. Muhammad Shreika, and Dr. Asmaa Al-Otaibi, and Al-Qabas obtained a copy of it, that the focus by most of the Gulf countries was on activating the advantages of technology as a safe solution to move the wheel of education and not to stop it, by adopting distance education in emergencies and benefiting from the available technological capabilities, while on the contrary, education stopped in The governmental sector in Kuwait in all its forms and forms until August, provided that the study is resumed in its stereotypical form, with some modifications to the timetable for it.
The report found that one of the reasons for the ambiguity of the educational situation is to ignore the use of specialists and educational bodies that contribute to formulating policies and support correct educational decisions such as the Supreme Council for Education and the National Center for Education Development, as well as due to the absence of the role of the planning and training sectors in the Ministry of Education in Kuwait. The report pointed out that some of the reasons for the discontinuation of education may seem logical, such as the lack of readiness of the technological infrastructure to accommodate the large number of students and users of the technological system from an educational and administrative body, etc. Kuwait is not embarrassed by its inability to overcome the Corona pandemic crisis in terms of education. The report indicated that the Ministry of Education has no choice but to two solutions.
The first is the return of education during the current emergency period, or the end of the academic year for all grades except for the twelfth grade. With regard to the educational and educational matter. The report stated that if the ministry deems it necessary to resume education in the case of emergency in the current period, it must adopt distance education, indicating that despite what was spent on the technological infrastructure of the Ministry of Education, some leaders describe it as modest and not prepared to activate this type of education, but that Despite all these observations and the humility of what is currently available from them, it must be done and then developed over time so that it contributes to the end of this academic year according to a modified and brief study period and not to postpone it for the next year, in addition to the need to address the officials facing the basic school subjects and instructing them By revising the educational curricula, maintaining the main cognitive concepts necessary to build on them in the subsequent academic stages, activating educational channels, and finding appropriate alternatives for evaluation and measurement and not relying entirely on stereotypical tests. As for the second proposal, it is to end the current academic year, with the exception of the twelfth grade, and activate distance education during emergencies for students of this class for a period of four weeks and with modified study plans that are appropriate to the circumstances in which we live in this period, provided that the beginning of August is specified as an evaluation period for students of grade 12 Secondary school and using appropriate alternatives for measurement and evaluation so that total accreditation is not entirely dependent on stereotypical tests, as well as the necessity of adopting distance education as well, for all levels in the first semester, until health conditions improve, or a vaccine is found for Corona.
The report pointed out that finding distance between students, after returning life and allowing them to receive formal education inside schools, will be a new challenge in front of the Ministry of Education as there will be a need to increase the number of classes available in one school to accommodate the new correct requirements, in addition to that the Gulf Health Council recommended By reducing student gatherings, which necessitates the development of alternative plans for the time the students rest, the time they come and leave the school so that the situation does not continue as it was before the Corona pandemic