‘Staff hired on strength of Athens var­sity cer­tifi­cates re­mains void’

PAAET ap­point­ments: Al-Fares

Arab Times - - LOCAL -

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 28: Min­is­ter of Ed­u­ca­tion and Min­is­ter of Higher Ed­u­ca­tion Mo­hamed Al-Faris said the de­ci­sion to de­clare null and void the ap­point­ment of em­ploy­ees hired in the pub­lic sec­tor on the strength of cer­tifi­cates from the uni­ver­si­ties in Athens is fi­nal, re­ports Al-Qabas daily.

The Min­is­ter was re­fer­ring to the ap­point­ments in the Pub­lic Author­ity for Ap­plied Ed­u­ca­tion and Train­ing.

He dis­closed these em­ploy­ees will be re­ferred to the Pub­lic Pros­e­cu­tion and the de­ci­sion is ef­fec­tive and ir­re­versible.

He told the daily, “I have rat­i­fied the min­utes of the meet­ing of the board of direc­tors on the is­sue of these ‘fake’. I am wait­ing for the res­o­lu­tion to be sent for my ap­proval. We will fol­low up the mat­ter with the of­fi­cials so that the im­ple­men­ta­tion is not de­layed.”

On the other hand, in­formed sources said the Le­gal Af­fairs Depart­ment of PAAET has re­cently can­celled the de­ci­sions of ap­point­ments in the Fac­ulty of Ba­sic Ed­u­ca­tion.

The sources added the de­ci­sions were is­sued af­ter it was dis­cov­ered these per­sons were work­ing with the Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion in ad­min­is­tra­tive work and an em­ployee in the man­age­ment of the au­to­mated sys­tem in the min­istry amended the data and made them teach­ers and ‘gave’ them more than 10 years of teach­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.

The sources dis­closed these per­sons had ap­plied for jobs af­ter pre­sent­ing the teach­ing ex­pe­ri­ence cer­tifi­cates and were ac­tu­ally ap­pointed on ‘wasta’ from an MP, al­though they do not have any teach­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.

Mean­while, Min­is­ter of Ed­u­ca­tion and Higher Ed­u­ca­tion Dr Muham­mad Al-Fares has de­nied the al­leged can­ce­la­tion of the con­di­tion to en­roll in a pub­lic univer­sity within two years af­ter ob­tain­ing the sec­ondary stage cer­tifi­cate, stress­ing the con­di­tion re­mains in ef­fect, re­ports AlRai daily.

Mean­while, Head of Kuwait Cultural Of­fice in Cairo, Egypt Coun­selor Dr Ahmed Rashid Al-Mu­tairi as­serted the ru­mor on the can­ce­la­tion of the above­men­tioned con­di­tion is base­less.

He ex­plained the de­ci­sion of the Gen­eral Direc­torate for For­eign Stu­dents ap­plies to all stu­dents, ex­cept those from coun­tries which re­quire stu­dents to sub­mit re­cent sec­ondary stage cer­tifi­cate for com­plet­ing stud­ies in pub­lic uni­ver­si­ties. He added Kuwait is one of the coun­tries com­mit­ted to such con­di­tion.

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