‘Panel okays social benefits to bedoun students at KU, PAAET’
Education committee submits number of proposals
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.