Teachers in Kuwait schools are being encouraged by the government
to use latest technology, including social networking websites
like Twitter and Facebook, to communicate better with students.
The education ministry has proposed the use of technology in
communicating with students, such as creating their own e-mail
address, writing their own blogs, or having Facebook or Twitter
accounts, the Gulf News reported.
"The teacher should be able to use technology to communicate with
students, parents and the society. We are working on introducing
technology in education," Muna Al Lughani, a top official at
ministry of education, was quoted as saying.
The proposal, however, needs the approval of parliament before it
The measure is scheduled to be applied on nearly 37,000 teachers
in public schools, which cater to 350,000 students.
However, critics have doubted the proposed system.
"There are teachers who are against the idea totally. People say
there are employees at the ministry of education itself who are
not familiar with the internet," said Nawaf Nayef, a journalist