KU ready to receive students as new academic year starts
KUWAIT CITY, Sept 16: Kuwait University has affirmed that its faculties, departments and various work centers have completed their preparations for receiving about 37,000 students (new and current) to kickstart the academic year of 2017/2018 on Sunday, reports Al-Seyassah daily.
In a press statement on Saturday, Acting Secretary-General and official spokesperson of Kuwait University Dr Adam Al-Mulla expressed his happiness over the preparations for the new academic year, which he hoped will be full of achievements, coordinated efforts and cooperation among the departments of the university to provide better educational services to students.
Dr Al-Mulla congratulated all, and beseeched Allah to crown the efforts of all with success in order to elevate and advance this great educational edifice.
He urged all students to adhere to the timetable of lectures and ensure their early attendance to the campuses in order to avoid traffic congestion on the roads leading to the various sites of Kuwait University.
A timeframe between 2018 and 2020 has been set for the plans, he said, which have been praised by US counterparts, whom have pledged to meet with the Kuwaitis on an annual basis and offer workshops and expertise exchange forums.
Expertise delivered at these forums will focus on four major topics, said Al-Saraawi, including IT auditing, oil and gas excavation, risk assessment and performance measurement indicators.
This exchange will bring Kuwait up on par with advanced countries in the field of auditing, he mentioned.
On the conclusion of his two-day visit, he said he met with World Bank representatives, whom he briefed on Kuwait’s ambitions and the challenges facing the country’s auditing body in training its employees.
Acting Chairman of State Audit Bureau Al-Saraawi during the visit to US
audit and accounting apparatuses.
Meanwhile, Head of Safety and Security Affairs in the Student Associations Election Committee for the year 2017/2018 Khalid Al-Yaqout disclosed that the committee is well prepared in terms of all security aspects for conducting the democratic students’ elections through distribution of securitymen in all sites. He explained that the Security and Safety Department has asked for the help of General Traffic Department to organize the traffic outside campuses in order to avoid the congestion and traffic jams that are prevalent at the beginning of each academic year. Ambulance services will be availed in coordination with Ministry of Health especially in all election sites.
Al-Yaqout affirmed that the Safety and Security Department is working round the clock to ensure safety of the campuses and upkeep the safety and security of the students.
He revealed that machines have been allocated in all campuses for issuance of student IDs to all new students.
He urged the current students to hurry in replacing their lost IDs.
For its part, the World Bank expressed readiness to provide Kuwait with many aspects of its own expertise on the matter, he said.
Al-Saraawi’s trip to the US also saw him visit the US Government Accountability Office (GAO), where he was witness to the body’s role in conducting the High Risk List — a biennial report which highlights state bodies and programmes that face the risk of fraud, waste, abuse or mismanagement.
Kuwait’s State Audit Bureau is extremely keen to benefit from global expertise, and has increased its interactions with other countries.
This month alone, Al-Saraawi said Kuwaiti representatives held meetings, in the aim of technical cooperation, with their counterparts from China, India and South Korea.
In China, they discussed developing staff potentials, while talks in India focused on IT auditing and the Orange Book evaluation system along with discussions in South Korea on auditing related to construction projects.