Dr Saud Al-Harbi

KUWAIT: Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr Saud Al-Harbi announced yesterday that the new scholastic year (2020-2021) kicks off today on schedule. Teaching will be online for all levels; pre-school, elementary, intermediate and high school, the minister said in a statement, indicating that the department had worked out an integrated scheme for online teaching.

Shifting from conventional to electronic teaching was not easy because it required major preparations, an infrastructure and an integrated scientific substance, he said, affirming that the involved national cadres were quite capable of coping with the novel coronavirus crisis.

Kuwait had already established digital teaching after outbreak of the coronavirus months ago. The pandemic first broke out in China late last year and later spread to countries worldwide including Kuwait, which along with other states shifted to online education as a precaution against the highly contagious disease. - KUNA