Bid to hand over Jaber Hospital:
News in Brief
Head of Government Performance Follow-up Committee Sheikh Ahmed Al-Meshal in a meeting with concerned Public Works and Health officials discussed the mechanism of handing over Jaber Hospital to the Ministry of Health after the announcement by Public Works Ministry saying the project has been accomplished, reports Al-Jarida daily.
Meanwhile, Assistant Undersecretary for Engineering Affairs and Projects Naji Al-Saqr stated the ministry has since initiated measures to hand over the hospital building step by step, and still waiting for certificates of approval from Kuwait Fire Service Department before taking delivery of the building.
Kuwaiti named member of Islamic Sharia Board:
Al-Najat Charitable Society disclosed that its Deputy General Manager Jaber Al-Wanda has been named a member of the Islamic Sharia Board in London, and now holds the position of “Member Consultant” in the Sharia Judicial Council, reports Al-Shahed daily.
In a statement, Al-Wanda noted he’s the first Kuwaiti to become a member of the board. He described the task Herculean, especially as he represents Kuwait on the board. He prayed for Allah’s guidance and support to enable him succeed in the responsibility bestowed on him.
He explained the board was established in 1982 to resolve issues related to marriage, divorce, conditioned divorce, inheritance and financial cases. He noted the Muslim communities living in the United Kingdom are involved in several of such cases and the board deals with them based on Sharia, particularly cases related to the Muslim family. He reiterated that members of the council represent various Islamic doctrines.
‘Admm of students in line with labor market’:
Dean of Admission and Registration at the Public Authority for Applied Education and Training Dr Rabah Al-Najadah affirmed the admission of students is in line with labor market needs, in coordination with Civil Service Commission, reports Al-Shahed daily.
In a recent interview on Al-Shahed TV channel during the program titled ‘How Long’, AlNajadah said it’s not necessary to accept all applicants based on percentage, indicating priority will be given to candidates who earn high grades and gradually go down; adding the minimum criterion for male and female students is 70 and 75 percent respectively.
She considered failure to accept male students for a long time due to lack of seats as ‘time bomb’, stressing it’s disastrous to sit idle without studying or doing any job. She urged the government to support construction projects such as Jaber University to accommodate more secondary school leavers.