The General Administration of Education in Riyadh region continues its preparations for the next academic year to accommodate more than a million students in 4700 schools for boys and girls from different educational levels. Between 1-8-1441 AH and 1-1-1443 AH, the Administration received 71 education buildings of 1287 classes for
SAR 300 MILLION FOR MAINTENANCE
According to the Director General of Education in Riyadh, Mr. Hamad bin Nasser Al-Wahaibi, the number of education buildings for girls are 46, with 791 classrooms accommodating 23,730 students. As for boys’, the total buildings are 25, with 496 classrooms accommodating 14,880 students. The total cost is more than 735 million riyals, and (70) rented buildings are dispensed with as a result. The Director General valued the support of education projects by the government of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz and his Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman. Their support helps create a suitable educational environment for students, and educational and administrative staff at these exceptional circumstances where the School Buildings Administration are preparing for the launch of this exceptional academic year. It continues its work on supervising, coordinating, following-up and receiving buildings from the implementing parties.
Al-Wahaibi expressed his gratitude to the Ministry of Education, represented by His Excellency the Minister of Education, Dr. Hamad bin Muhammad Al-Sheikh, and his follow-up to the early and suitable preparation for the academic year (1443 AH). He also ordered to exert all efforts to guarantee the comfort of students and educational and administrative staff, and secure an environment that meets their requirements to move education forward for current and future generations.
300 MILLION RIYALS CONTRACTS FOR MAINTENANCE
For a period of one year, the total amount spent on contracts of maintenance, cleaning and air conditioning for school buildings in the General Administration of Education in Riyadh was more than (300) million riyals. The Director General of Education in the Riyadh region confirmed that the Administration, represented by the Buildings Affairs Administration, in cooperation with the Tatweer Building Company (TBC), is working hard to maintain and prepare education buildings and facilities in the region, including general maintenance of electricity, air conditioning and hygiene, aiming for an exceptional study return this year (1443 AH).
In preparation for the coming academic year, the General Administration of Education in Riyadh completed the transfer of primary textbook to all education offices in order to distribute them to primary schools. 3.5 million primary textbooks were transferred to be distributed to 1,428 primary schools in which nearly half a million students, with the application of all precautionary and preventive measures against Covid-19.
QUARTER A MILLION FOR PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES
Al-Wahaibi indicated that the Administration received (264,250) items related to precautionary and preventive measures on schools and education buildings in the region, as part of the Ministry of Education's project to secure materials for precautionary measures to prevent Covid-19.
The Director-General of Education in the Riyadh region affirmed the Ministry of Education’s concern for the health of educational staff in the regions of the Kingdom in general, and the Riyadh region in particular. It is working hard on the project of securing materials for precautionary measures to prevent Covid-19 and its mutations. Riyadh obtained more than a quarter of a million items including (40905) hand sanitizers, (40905) surface sanitizers, (71861) tissue rolls, (106354) hand soap, and (4225) thermometers.
Al-Wahaibi stressed that the precautionary items are being distributed to schools and education buildings, aiming to a safe return of all education staff in the region, including students, teachers, administrators, and supervisors, and to protect them from Covid-19 by asking everyone to observe the commitment to the protocols for return and to ensure handwashing social distancing, social and wearing masks.