Kuwait Cul­tural Of­fice signs deal with Al-Bab­tain Li­brary

Em­bassy in Cairo hosts cer­e­mony

Arab Times - - LOCAL -

CAIRO, April 16, (Agen­cies): Pres­i­dent of Kuwait Cul­tural Of­fice in Cairo Dr Ah­mad Al-Mu­tairi and Di­rec­tor of Al-Bab­tain Cen­tral Li­brary for Ara­bic Po­etry Soad Al-Ateiqi signed a pro­to­col of co­op­er­a­tion on Sun­day evening.

The pro­to­col will give mo­men­tum for the ef­forts aim­ing to re­vive the cul­tural move­ment across the Arab re­gion, Al-Ateiqi said dur­ing the singing cer­e­mony.

She noted that Al-Bab­tain Li­brary plays a ma­jor role in meet­ing the as­pi­ra­tions of the Arab in­tel­li­gentsia for the ad­vance­ment of the study of hu­man­i­ties, through or­ga­niz­ing var­i­ous cul­tural events.

“Al-Bab­tain Li­brary is keen on con­tacts with pres­ti­gious li­braries in­side and out­side the Arab re­gion,” she said, not­ing that the li­brary ded­i­cated more than 150,000 books to friendly li­braries.

Al-Ateiqi added that Sun­day’s agree­ment falls in the frame­work of the Li­brary’s ap­pre­ci­a­tion of the cul­tural and diplo­matic roles of Kuwait Em­bassy in Cairo, not­ing that the em­bassy hosted a cer­e­mony to com­mem­o­rate the achieve­ments of Ab­du­laziz Saud Al-Bab­tain, a cel­e­brated Kuwaiti poet.

On a sim­i­lar note, Dr Al-Mu­tairi said the Cul­tural Of­fice acts as a Kuwaiti cul­tural bea­con in Egypt and seeks to ad­vance the lit­er­ary and artis­tic cre­ativ­ity.

“The of­fice plays an ac­tive role in the pub­li­ca­tion of books and mag­a­zines such as Al-Arabi and ‘Aalam Al-Maarefa’ (the world of knowl­edge)” he said.

“Under the pro­to­col of co­op­er­a­tion, Al-Bab­tain Li­brary will pro­vide the Li­brary of the Cul­tural Of­fice with copies of its lit­er­ary pub­li­ca­tions in re­turn for copies of the lit­er­ary master and doc­tor­ate the­ses,” he added, not­ing that li­brary of the of­fice houses more than 11,000 books and 1,600 the­ses in var­i­ous sub­jects of knowl­edge.

Al-Mu­tairi and Al-Ateiqi opened a sec­tion for Al-Bab­tain Li­brary at the Cul­tural Of­fice.

Min­is­ter of Ed­u­ca­tion and Higher Ed­u­ca­tion Dr Hamid Al-Azmi says the com­mit­tee formed to in­ves­ti­gate the sus­pected re­searchers in Kuwait Univer­sity has af­firmed to not use sus­pi­cious re­searches for pro­mo­tions, ap­point­ments or con­tract re­newals in the ed­u­ca­tional sec­tor, re­ports Al-Qabas daily.

He re­vealed that the univer­sity’s pres­i­dent formed the com­mit­tee on Dec 25, 2017 to in­ves­ti­gate a news re­port ti­tled “Sus­pi­cious In­dian mag­a­zine ap­proves 84 re­searches from Kuwait” pub­lished in Al-Qabas daily on Dec 17 in light of the in­ter­na­tional aca­demic stan­dards and sci­en­tific jour­nals ac­cred­ited world­wide and based on the stan­dards fol­lowed by the univer­sity.

Dr Al-Azmi stressed the im­por­tance of trans­parency to en­sure rel­e­vant rules and ba­sic aca­demic prin­ci­ples are fol­lowed.

He said the re­port of the com­mit­tee was sub­mit­ted to the Supreme Coun­cil of the univer­sity in the last meet­ing and the re­port in­di­cated that no sus­pected re­searches were used for pro­mot­ing or ap­point­ing any teach­ing staff mem­bers.

The 9th Kuwait In­ter­na­tional Award for Qu­ran Me­moriza­tion con­tin­ues with its ac­tiv­i­ties under the pa­tron­age of His High­ness the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ah­mad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.

Del­e­ga­tions are vis­it­ing the ex­hi­bi­tion, which has 28 pavil­ions for lo­cal and for­eign or­ga­ni­za­tions.

The par­tic­i­pants praised the way the ex­hi­bi­tion is be­ing or­ga­nized, the va­ri­ety and the moder­nity of the ex­pe­ri­ence rep­re­sented in the ex­hi­bi­tion. They af­firmed that the over­all or­ga­ni­za­tion of this year’s edi­tion is a quan­tum leap in the in­ter­na­tional con­test that serves the book of Almighty Al­lah.

There are 139 con­tes­tants from 79 coun­tries who have been di­vided into four cat­e­gories — me­moriza­tion of en­tire Qu­ran with Ta­jweed (sci­ence of recita­tion), me­moriza­tion of Qu­ran based on ten types of recita­tion, ba­sic recita­tion, and the best project that serves Qu­ran.

The to­tal value of the prizes to be won is KD 130,000.

Al-Mu­tairi

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