French German educational fair underway
KUWAIT: A two-day French German educational fair kicked off yesterday at the Arraya Center in Sharq, with the attendance of French Ambassador Christian Nakhle and a senior diplomat from the German Embassy in Kuwait. Parents and students from various schools attended the opening ceremony along with their mentors to learn more about the best schools for higher studies. One German and two French universities are participating in the fair.
French Education Attache Francois Pradal said the French-German education and cultural fair was organized to encourage more Kuwaitis and other nationals to study in these two European countries. “We have high-quality education in Europe - the system is similar if not better than international standards. We have excellent educational facilities and the environment is really great. We also have the most affordable tuition fees and the value of education is exceptional, so we want to encourage Kuwaitis to consider France,” Pradal noted.
Currently, France hosts about 300 Kuwaiti students. There are a few French students taking Arabic courses at Kuwaiti universities as well. “An agreement will be signed between Kuwait University and French University in the coming weeks for an exchange of students. This is necessary to improve our educational cooperation,” he added. The two-day educational fair also highlights French and German music and food, along with an exhibition of photographs from various schools in France and Germany.
KUWAIT: French Education Attache Francois Pradal.