‘Panel okays so­cial ben­e­fits to bedoun stu­dents at KU, PAAET’

Ed­u­ca­tion com­mit­tee sub­mits num­ber of pro­pos­als

Arab Times - - LOCAL -

His High­ness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ah­mad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah re­ceived at Bayan Palace on Tues­day Deputy Di­rec­tor-Gen­eral and ad­vi­sor of Citibank Kuwait Hazem Essa Al-Essa.

His High­ness also re­ceived Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer of Cit­i­group Michael Cor­bat and Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer of the Mid­dle East and Africa Re­gion Op­er­a­tions at Cit­i­group Atiq Ur Rehman.

The meet­ing was at­tended by Deputy Min­is­ter of Amiri Di­wan Af­fairs Sheikh Ali Jar­rah Al-Sabah. (KUNA) KUWAIT CITY, Nov 14: The Ed­u­ca­tion Com­mit­tee of the Na­tional As­sem­bly submitted a num­ber of pro­pos­als yes­ter­day con­cern­ing the al­lowances of stu­dents and the schol­ar­ships in ad­di­tion to some is­sues con­cern­ing the teach­ing staff, re­ports AlRai daily.

Sources told the daily the com­mit­tee has ap­proved a num­ber of pro­pos­als, in­clud­ing the pay­ment of so­cial ben­e­fits to bedoun stu­dents at the Kuwait Univer­sity, the Pub­lic Au­thor­ity for Ap­plied Ed­u­ca­tion and Train­ing, and gov­ern­ment colleges and in­sti­tutes.

It also ap­proved the adop­tion by the Coun­cil of Min­is­ters of the top ten stu­dents in the sci­en­tific and lit­er­ary sec­tions of the sec­ondary school for study in any coun­try and spe­cial­iza­tion cho­sen by the stu­dent, even if this spe­cial­iza­tion is not within the plan of the Min­istry of Higher Ed­u­ca­tion, pro­vided that the univer­sity is rec­og­nized by the rel­e­vant bod­ies in Kuwait.

The sources pointed out that the com­mit­tee agreed to give pri­or­ity to em­ploy­ment of teach­ers who are born of Kuwaiti women, then the bedoun to work in the Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion. The com­mit­tee also ap­proved the ex­ten­sion of ac­cept­ing the bedoun stu­dents at the Kuwait Univer­sity and guid­ing them to join the rare spe­cial­iza­tions.

The com­mit­tee also ap­proved the ad­mis­sion of bedoun stu­dents in pub­lic schools, and the mar­tyrs’ chil­dren in ad­di­tion to the chil­dren of bedoun teach­ers and the chil­dren of mil­i­tary per­son­nel work­ing in the army or the po­lice force even those who have re­tired or dead.

The com­mit­tee re­jected a pro­posal to in­clude the Ye­meni chil­dren in the same cat­e­gory.

The sources con­firmed that the com­mit­tee ap­proved the es­tab­lish­ment of an in­de­pen­dent body to de­velop the cur­ricu­lum in the Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion, in line with the Con­sti­tu­tion and laws and co­or­di­na­tion be­tween the pub­lic and pri­vate sec­tors in order to en­sure the unity of the ob­jec­tives to be achieved ed­u­ca­tion­ally and aca­dem­i­cally.

The sources pointed out that the com­mit­tee ap­proved the in­crease of fi­nan­cial sup­port to the man­age­ment of schools to meet the op­er­a­tional needs to KD 8,000 an­nu­ally in co­or­di­na­tion with the Min­istry of So­cial Af­fairs and La­bor as stated in mem­o­ran­dum of co­op­er­a­tion with the co­op­er­a­tive so­ci­eties to of­fer sup­port to schools in co­or­di­na­tion with the Gen­eral Sec­re­tar­iat for Awqaf and the Kuwait Foun­da­tion for the Ad­vance­ment of Sciences.

The sources in­di­cated the com­mit­tee has ap­proved the in­crease of the sub­sidy of the clin­i­cal spe­cial­iza­tion to KD 750 in­stead of 550 in ad­di­tion to treat­ing on par the den­tal stu­dents with hu­man medicine stu­dents in the dis­burse­ment of the sub­sidy inside and out­side Kuwait.

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