Biometric access control for teachers from next school year
The Ministry of Education will start implementing the fingerprint biometric access control system in public schools at the beginning of the next school year, said official sources, noting that the decision has been made despite objections. The source elaborated that Kuwait Teachers Society is totally against making teachers use the new system in view of their work burden, which requires some leniency in occasionally arriving late if they do not have the first period on the timetable.
Further, the sources said that in doing this, the ministry complies with Civil Service Commission regulations to implement the system that is already being used for employees in various government bodies and that the project had been delayed for budgetary reasons. “A tender was offered for public bidding and the process will take more than one company to install the devices in over 900 schools,” the sources explained.-K.T.