– The UN Secretary-General Representative Resident Coordinator in Kuwait, Dr. Tariq Al-Sheikh, on Sunday re-affirmed support for the Kuwaiti educational system — a stance made in coordination with UNICEF AND UNESCO.
This came in a joint statement released by coordinator bureau, representatives of the UNICEF and UNESCO in the Gulf in addition to the Kuwait Ministry of Education, marking the International Day of Education, third edition of which coincided with unprecedented turmoils in the educational sector due to fallouts of the novel coronavirus.
Dr. Al-Sheikh, as cited by the statement, noted necessity to dedicating prior attention to educating the children in Kuwait.
Boosting education must be inseparable from the efforts for recovery from the pandemic, he said.
Anna Paolini, Director, UNESCO Regional Office in Doha and UNESCO Representative in the Arab States of the Gulf and Yemen, said education contributes all objectives of sustainable development and must be given great concern in the recovery process.
Meanwhile, UNICEF Representative in the Gulf area, Eltayeb Adam, expressed his belief that schools must the first to reopen once authorities decide to lift restrictions for COVID-19.
Children who have not been able to get online lessons should be provided with extra classes, he has opined further.
Source: Kuwait News Agency