Cabinet OKs Supreme Education Council’s makeup
KUWAIT: The Kuwaiti Cabinet has consented to a draft decree forming the Supreme Education Council (SEC) for a three-year term, with the Minister of Education handpicked as its chairman. This came during the Cabinet’s customary weekly meeting held at Bayan Palace yesterday, and presided over by His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah.
The SEC also includes as members the Undersecretary of the Education Ministry, Kuwait University’s Director, the undersecretaries of the ministries of higher education and ministry of state for youth affairs as well as several other senior educational officials, Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah said in a press statement following the meeting.
At the onset of the meeting, the cabinet was apprised of letters addressed to His Highness the Amir from French President Francios Hollande, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, inviting His Highness the Amir to attend a UNESCO conference on threatened cultural heritage protection due in UEA on December 2-3 upon request from France and UAE.
The ministers then reviewed a letter addressed to His Highness the Amir from UN Secretary-General Ban Kimoon, inviting him to attend an international forum on the reduction of risks due in the Mexican city of Cancun on May 24-26, 2017, the minister said.
Afterwards, First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah briefed the cabinet on the outcomes of the recent visit by Secretary-General of the Arab League Ahmed Abul-Gheit on the latest Arab and international developments, in addition to challenges and hardships the Arab world is facing, primarily terrorism, Palestine, Syria, Iraq and Yemen. In his briefing, Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled underscored the significance of exerting concerted and united efforts by all member states of the Arab League in order to address such challenges.
Then, the minister kept the cabinet posted on the outcomes of the ongoing visit by UN Undersecretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O’Brien to Kuwait, who lauded Kuwait’s great and continuing humanitarian efforts at the behest of His Highness the Amir. Finally, the cabinet considered the current Arab and international political developments, and congratulated newly elected Lebanese President Michel Aoun, wishing him best of luck. The cabinet hoped that the election of the Lebanese president would lead to ensuring stability in this Arab country, wishing it more progress and prosperity.