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130,000 back to school in Bahrain

MANAMA, September 7, 2014

More than 130,000 students will flock to classrooms in Bahrain today (September 7) – as the school year gets into full swing, a report said.

Education Minister Dr Majid Al Nuaimi revealed that schools would operate normally with no delays from day one, reported the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication.

He said that every ministry department and institution has finalised preparations.

More than 18,000 administrative, educational and technical staff in government schools have resumed service since the start of this month.

They will receive more than 130,000 students, including 10,000 new ones, who have been admitted to grade one of basic education.

Dr Al Nuaimi said numerous projects have been launched by the ministry to create and provide jobs for Bahrainis in various disciplines as well as train more than 4,000 teachers.

He stressed the ministry considers teachers as pillars of the educational process and is keen to enhance their conditions.

He said the total administrative, educational and technical staff reached more than 18,000.

Maintenance work has been completed in 42 schools. Also, 566 coolers have been serviced as well as all air conditioners maintained, including 8,503 window type AC units and 2,732 split units besides central air-conditioning in multipurpose halls in 35 schools.

The ministry has provided buses for 34,000 students, at a cost of more than BD5 million, Dr Al Nuaimi said. Separately, 110 buses have been provided for teachers and ministry employees.

It also continues to implement the His Majesty King Hamad Future Schools project.

The GDN earlier reported that traffic authorities will step up patrolling to ensure the safety of schoolchildren crossing busy streets.

They have also intensified the training of community police and security guards ahead of the new academic year. – TradeArabia News Service




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