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September 7, 2014, 8:42 am

Schools start the new academic year by welcoming 638,496 students in both public and private schools including 82,646 kindergarten and 54,410 elementary students, with the expectation of traffic jams returning to the streets despite preventive measures announced by the interior ministry.

Statistics by the planning department at the ministry of education on the 2014/2015 school year show the number of students in public schools is 360,845 and 252,779 students in private schools. The number of learners at literacy centers is 20,308, 2,801 students are undergoing religious education and special needs schools have 1,763 students.

Assistant Undersecretary for Public Education Khalid Al-Rashid said results of the second round tests will be announced on Sept 13, 2014, while confirming that public schools (803 schools) are ready to receive students after construction works are complete and air conditioners installed.

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