Al-Wihda student group wins NUKS-US elections
SAN DIEGO: ‘Al-Wihda’ group won the election of the National Union Kuwaiti Students (NUKS) USA branch, which was held in San Diego, California late on Friday. The runners for the race this year were Al-Wihda and Student Future.
The past year ‘Al-Wihda’ won by 350 votes’ difference, as compared to 360 in the new polling. Over 4,440 students registered to participate in the 32nd annual Conference of NUKS themed “Kuwait’s dream is fulfilled with us,” where more than 5,000 Kuwaiti students showed up.
Kuwaiti Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr Bader Al-Essa attended the inauguration of the conference, along with Kuwaiti Ambassador to the US Sheikh Salem Al-Abdullah Al-Sabah whom both urged in their speeches to shun sectarianism and tribalism while participating in the voting process.
The National Project for Small and Medium Size Enterprises (Mubader) held here late Friday a workshop on the sidelines of the 32nd conference for the US branch of the National Union for Kuwaiti Students (NUKSUS). The project’s CEO Abrar AlMasoud told KUNA that the workshop focused on enabling and teaching Kuwaiti students how to establish their own small projects prior to their graduation, adding that beginning early would benefit both the business owners and the future prospects of Kuwait.
She said that the project was keen in partaking in the conference held here, affirming that this participation was in line with the Kuwaiti leadership’s call for supporting small business projects. The NUKS conference opened last Thursday by Minister Essa. The event’s main theme focuses on students’ role in achieving Kuwait’s development goals. — KUNA