Municipal Council holds extraordinary meeting
KUWAIT: Chairman of the structural planning committee at the Municipal Council Ali Al-Mousa said the council will hold an extraordinary meeting tomorrow. Mousa explained that the meeting will be about article 15 of municipality law number 33/2016 which states: “The minister, municipal council chairman or at least five of its
members may call for holding an extraordinary session provided they determine the topic to be discussed.” Mousa also explained that the session is about the transactions the council is currently reviewing. He added that the agenda of the meeting will also include the recommendations made by Hawally and Capital committees. The Municipal Council has not been able to meet recently due to lack of quorum.
MP criticizes MoE
MP Thamer Al-Suwait criticized what he described as the Ministry of Education’s (MoE) years-long blundering and lack of a clear vision. “MoE has been coming up with new policies every now and then, and when it fails in one, it moves on to another,” he said, reminding how the ministry stored school curriculums on flash memory sticks, then moved on to using smart boards, and finally tablets, before it recently again changed its mind. “Our children have become guinea pigs of the MoE and the World Bank since 2003 without any tangible results,” Suwait said, noting that in collaboration with the World Bank, the ministry used an educational quality improvement program that ended in 2004, then another that started in 2015 and is expected to end in 2019 without any positive results so far despite the millions spent. Suwait stressed that the best investment is in human resources, and unless MoE sets proper educational policies, Kuwait will never have real education or human development.
The criminal court yesterday annulled an earlier verdict sentencing a suspect in absentia to lifetime imprisonment and acquitted him of charges of kidnapping. Meanwhile, the administrative court yesterday cancelled the Interior Ministry’s investigations director’s decision to reject appointing a citizen as an investigator. The court ordered to appoint the applicant effective since Feb 2016, when 128 people were appointed and he was excluded despite holding a degree with high scores and after undergoing oral and written tests and an interview.