MoE work­ing to­wards achiev­ing ‘na­tional vi­sion’, says Al-Fares

Min­istry col­lects over KD 5m on rent­ing out va­cant schools

Arab Times - - LOCAL -

KUWAIT CITY, July 16: Min­is­ter of Ed­u­ca­tion and Higher Ed­u­ca­tion Dr Mo­ham­mad Al-Fares af­firmed that the min­istry is work­ing to­ward achiev­ing the na­tional vi­sion for cre­ative hu­man cap­i­tal in­vest­ment by spon­sor­ing stu­dents on schol­ar­ship to the most rep­utable in­ter­na­tional uni­ver­si­ties in var­i­ous coun­tries. He said the fi­nan­cial mo­ti­va­tion will en­cour­age them to join ex­cel­lent uni­ver­si­ties, re­ports Al-Rai daily.

The min­is­ter added the Min­istry of Higher Ed­u­ca­tion usu­ally ad­ver­tises schol­ar­ship pro­grams af­ter public and Amer­i­can sec­ondary school ex­ams, as well as the Bri­tish school ex­ams that are con­cluded Au­gust end­ing. He con­firmed the on­go­ing ver­i­fi­ca­tion pro­ce­dures con­cern­ing ad­mis­sion into the Public Au­thor­ity for Ap­plied Ed­u­ca­tion and Train­ing, in­di­cat­ing the re­sult will be re­leased soon.

Ad­mis­sion

He added the ad­mis­sion of 7,028 male and fe­male stu­dents an­nounced by Kuwait Univer­sity for 2017/2018 aca­demic year was done af­ter ver­i­fi­ca­tion of doc­u­ments from which qual­i­fied stu­dents were selected.

He de­clared Kuwait Univer­sity ac­cepted 6,231 male and fe­male stu­dents who ob­tained 80 per­cent and above in the Arts Sec­tion, and 75 per­cent and above in Sci­ence Sec­tion for first se­mes­ter. He stressed the ad­mis­sion of 797 oth­ers who ob­tained 70-74.99 per­cent in the Sci­ence Sec­tion

and 77.99-78 per­cent in the Arts Sec­tion has been de­ferred un­til the sec­ond se­mes­ter.

He re­it­er­ated 288 seats were al­lo­cated for non-Kuwaiti ap­pli­cants who sat­is­fied the con­di­tions and their ad­mis­sion will be pro­cessed by end of Au­gust, be­cause the of­fi­cials are wait­ing for re­sults of Bri­tish sec­ondary schools ex­pected to be re­leased around that time.

Mean­while, Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion col­lected KD 5,199,968 dur­ing last aca­demic year by rent­ing out va­cant schools to pri­vate schools, and games halls to gov­ern­ment agen­cies and in­sti­tu­tions, re­ports Al-Qabas daily quot­ing an in­formed source.

He said the rev­enues from the rent were short of KD 125,031, as the min­istry should have re­ceived KD 5,325,000.

The source in­di­cated that the

gov­ern­ment fixed Jan­uary, May and Septem­ber for pay­ment of the rents in three batches.

Ob­tained

He re­vealed that the min­istry also ob­tained KD 180,000 from sell­ing con­sum­ables, spare parts, equip­ment, ve­hi­cles, tyres, ma­chines, fur­ni­ture and other items.

The source ex­plained that KD 52,222, which is 29 per­cent of the to­tal amount, is yet to be paid. The fi­nan­cial sec­tor has re­quested for a new auc­tion for sell­ing con­sum­ables.

He said the min­istry is yet to col­lect rev­enues worth KD 137,000 from train­ing pro­grams or­ga­nized for a com­pany for teach­ing the chil­dren of the min­istry’s em­ploy­ees.

Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion is plan­ning to hold an ex­ten­sive meet­ing con­cern­ing ad­min­is­tra­tive af­fairs on Sun­day to pre­pare a de­tailed

mem­o­ran­dum to present to Al-Fares as soon as pos­si­ble with the aim of ad­dress­ing the prob­lems and ob­sta­cles faced in ac­ti­vat­ing the fin­ger­print at­ten­dance sys­tem on em­ploy­ees of the ed­u­ca­tion field, re­ports Al-Na­har daily.

Ac­cord­ing to sources, it seems dif­fi­cult to ac­ti­vate the fin­ger­print at­ten­dance sys­tem within the time spec­i­fied by Civil Ser­vice Com­mis­sion (CSC) on Oct 1. They high­lighted the need for the pres­ence of ad­e­quate equip­ment to cover all the schools, which are about 900 schools, as well as pre­pare the 70,000 em­ploy­ees in­clud­ing teach­ers, ad­min­is­tra­tors and ser­vice providers.

The sources also stressed the need to pro­vide a strong net­work to en­sure the suc­cess of the process of link­ing schools and CSC, as the cur­rent net­work is very slow.

KUNA pho­tos

His High­ness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ah­mad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah ar­rived last night in the United States on a pri­vate visit. (KUNA)

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