Pro­gram to help Kuwaiti grad­u­ates join pri­vate sec­tor

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL - By Me­shaal Al-Enezi

KUWAIT: The Man­power and Govern­ment Restruc­tur­ing Pro­gram (MGRP) signed an agree­ment re­cently with the Na­tional Union of Kuwaiti Stu­dents (NUKS) to pro­vide Kuwaitis grad­u­at­ing from lo­cal and for­eign uni­ver­si­ties with enough train­ing and skills in or­der to meet the lo­cal la­bor mar­ket’s de­mands and en­cour­age more Kuwaitis to join the pri­vate sec­tor.

In this re­gard, MGRP Sec­re­tary Gen­eral Fawzi Al-Ma­j­dali said that MGRP is happy to in­vite the unions to ac­tiv­i­ties, work­shops and sem­i­nars it or­ga­nizes in Kuwait and abroad, in ad­di­tion to de­ter­min­ing the lo­cal mar­ket needs for cer­tain de­grees and cer­tifi­cates.

Ma­j­dali added that MGRP would co­or­di­nate with var­i­ous unions abroad to fa­cil­i­tate stu­dents’ par­tic­i­pa­tion in var­i­ous ac­tiv­i­ties and, pro­vide MGRP with lists of out­stand­ing stu­dents wishing to work in the pri­vate sec­tor. Mean­while, NUKS Sec­re­tary Gen­eral Falah AlAjmi thanked MGRP for its sup­port to Kuwaiti grad­u­ates as well as to na­tional eco­nomic devel­op­ment.

Sep­a­rately, Ma­j­dali is­sued a di­rec­tive for MGRP em­ploy­ees on can­celling all ex­emp­tions from hav­ing to use the fin­ger­print sys­tem to check in and out, ex­cept those for em­ploy­ees with se­vere or men­tal dis­abil­i­ties who pro­vide cer­tifi­cates from the Pub­lic Au­thor­ity for the Dis­abled about their dis­abil­i­ties. Ma­j­dali added that the de­ci­sion would take ef­fect by the be­gin­ning of Oc­to­ber.

Kuwait Nurs­ing So­ci­ety’s Chair­man Ban­dar Nashmi Al-Enezi urged His High­ness the Prime Min­is­ter Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah to im­me­di­ately in­ter­fere to put an end to the ‘dis­ap­point­ment’ he ac­cused the Min­istry of Health of caus­ing to nurs­ing staffs through its de­ci­sions, and warned that many nurses have al­ready threat­ened to re­sign.

Enezi added that many head nurses in var­i­ous hos­pi­tals had been ig­nor­ing the health min­is­ter’s de­ci­sion on giv­ing nurses two weekly days off, and that many nurses had been reshuf­fled ac­cord­ing to ‘wasta’ (con­nec­tions).

Fur­ther­more, Enezi ac­cused that cur­rent nurs­ing ser­vices’ man­ager of abu­sively deal­ing with nurses, adding that she had de­lib­er­ately set hard ad­mis­sion ex­ams for GCC and bedoon nurses to have them fail. He also warned that nurses plan to go on strike un­less their prob­lems were solved.

KUWAIT: MGRP Sec­re­tary Gen­eral Fawzi Al-Ma­j­dali (left) and NUKS Sec­re­tary Gen­eral Falah Al-Ajmi sign the agree­ment. — Photo by Me­shaal Al-Enezi

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