KUWAIT: Candidates of the five constituencies standing for the National Assembly (parliament) elections for the 15th legislative term, due on 26 November, mostly share a high level of education. Nominees of 50-years-old, or over are dominant in all constituencies. The total number of candidates in the five constituencies as registration ended on October 29, stand at 454, males and females.
Out of them, there are 278 candidates holding university degrees, about 61.23 percent of the total number. Nominees carrying diplomas are 81 (17.84 percent); 59 candidates (12.99 percent) are high school graduates, and 34 ones (7.48 percent) completed intermediate school, as only two completed the primary stage, 0.44 percent. Fifty-nine nominees, 12.99 percent of the 278 candidates holding university degrees, had PhDs in social politics, public law, private law, constitutional law, statistics and security management.
They also studied science of Hadith, pharmacology, physical education, educational management, eye surgery, computer science and information system, Tafseer (interpretation) of Quran sciences, political science, software engineering, fundamentals of religion, analytical chemistry , biosciences, psychology, education, family medicine, dentistry, accounting, teaching methodology, business administration, Fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence), fundamentals of Fiqh, international public law, human rights, Islamic philosophy, civil engineering, security media and economy.
As for candidates with MAs, they are 61 (13.43 percent of the 278) qualified in economy (Islamic banking), industrial management, military sciences, public law, private law, criminal law, physical education, engineering management, pharmacology, educational management, business administration, civil engineering, strategic studies, educational methodology, technical management, libraries, environmental engineering, educational psychology and guidance, information documents, accounting, computer science, the Arabic language and Sharia (Fiqh and fundamentals).
The 158 BA holding candidates (34.80 percent) studied public administration, law, theatre, surgery, economy, geography, history, accounting, theatre, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, commercial aviation, financing, media, statistics, maritime navigation, business administration, literature, chemistry, electronic engineering, architectural engineering, dentistry, police sciences, philosophy, education and Sharia.
The 81 diploma holders studied at the Commercial Institute and the Religious Institute, or specialized in police science, mechanical engineering, secretarial work, oil industries, business administration, technological studies, chemical engineering, air traffic control, the English language, military sciences, aviation sciences, journalism, fire-fighting, minute electronics. As for the ages of the 454 nominees, 190 candidates (41.85 percent) are 50 years old over; Some 177 nominees (38.98 percent) are 40-49 years old, and 87 (19.16 percent) are 30-39. — KUNA