The Minister of Education Musa Al-Maqrif has discussed a plan to establish 500 new schools and maintain 250 education institutions in various regions.

The minister, accompanied by the head of the National Committee for Education, Culture, and Science, paid a visit on Monday to the Department of Educational Facilities.

On the sidelines of the visit, the minister headed a meeting that grouped the heads of the educational facilities, the projects department, and the Director of the Planning Office.

The meeting focused on projects chalked out for 2021, including those in the eastern region. A visual presentation was presented illustrating the construction and maintenance work needed in this field.

The officials also reviewed the budget allocated in this regard for the 2022 projects in terms of maintenance or equipment.

On January 15, the Ministry of Education got the green light for a contract to establish 1,500 schools in over three years, at a rate of 500 schools annually, starting from 2022, with priority given to dilapidated schools and those built out of tin sheets.

The Ministry of Education will put forward a technical, financial, and temporal program for the implementation of the first phase for approval by the Council of Ministers.