On the first day of the 2009-2010 school year in Kuwait, more than 90 percent of secondary students attended classes, said Minister of Education and Higher Education Moudhi Al-Humoud.
Speaking to reporters during an inspection tour of local state secondary schools, the minister blamed the 10 percent absence rate on pupils changing schools and concerns over student health.
She predicted that the class attendance rate would be higher on Monday, hailing the first day of the school year as good.
Concerning the anti-swine flu measures taken at local schools, the minister said the ministry had provided some 120 school clinics in all Kuwait’s educational directorates, with all the clinics being fully equipped with the necessary medical requirements.
Over 200,000 students have resumed classes at public secondary schools and private educational institutions across the country, she noted.
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