Program to help Kuwaiti graduates join private sector
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