Bahrain plans longer school days
Manama, January 6, 2013
Bahrain’s Education Ministry plans to introduce longer school days for intermediate students, following its implementation in secondary schools, the minister, Dr Majid Al Nuaimi, said.
It will initially be implemented in two schools on an experimental basis after its budget is approved by parliament, he was quoted as saying by our sister publication, the Gulf Daily News.
The ministry will then submit its assessment to the High Committee for Education and Training Development, before referring it to the Cabinet for approval, he said.
The school day extension in secondary schools has contributed to improved teaching strategies and an increase of 14 per cent in salaries for more than 4,000 teachers. – TradeArabia News Service