HRH the Premier issues directives in education and municipal services
TDT | Manama
His Royal Highness the Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa yesterday issued directives to the Ministry of Education to work with private schools and agree on the appropriate solutions that do not overburden parents amid the current circumstances.
HRH the Premier added that, at the same time, the private schools’ efforts to continue learning should not be affected. HRH Premier also urged the Education Ministry to find an appropriate mechanism that ensures that the conditions of some categories, such as workers in kindergartens and nurseries, will not be affected.
HRH Premier instructed the Ministry of Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning to stop collecting rent from tenants of municipal properties for a period of three months from April to June.
This is taking into account the current conditions, especially for low-income and self-employed citizens who have been affected, in coordination with the Ministry of Labour and Social Development.
HRH the Prime Minister made the statements, while receiving at his palace in Riffa yesterday, Education Minister Dr Majid bin Ali Al Nuaimi and Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning Minister Essam bin Abdulla Khalaf.
He reviewed with them the on-going efforts to ensure the continuous delivery of various educational and municipal services. The Prime Minister also directed the Ministry of Education to put in place all facilities that enhance the efficiency of communication with students, as well as provide the necessary technical support to follow up on the students’ academic achievements.
On his part, Dr Al Nuaimi highlighted the efforts exerted by the Ministry of Education, in coordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to serve Bahraini students abroad and ensure their safe return home. Meanwhile, Khalaf updated HRH the Premier about the work progress in various sectors of his ministry, as well as their achievements within the Government Action Plan.