Huge educational gap in Kuwait: Specialists
Nazaha demands MoE to update data for financial disclosure
KUWAIT CITY, Oct 13: The World Bank says Kuwait’s performance in the human capital index is lower than expected considering its income level, with the country ranking 77th globally and the last among the Gulf countries, reports Al-Qabas daily.
In its report, the World Bank stated from expectations that children in Kuwait can complete 12.4 years of education from primary to secondary level up to the age of 18 years. However, based on the quality of education, the time a child spends in schools in Kuwait is only 7.6 years. This means the educational gap is 4.8 years in Kuwait, a huge gap according to specialists.
It indicated that a child born in Kuwait would be 58 percent productive when he grows up even after receiving full education and healthcare facilities.
Regarding the results of the coordinated tests, the students in Kuwait scored 383 on the educational scale. However, 625 represents an advanced level and 300 represents the minimum level of educational attainment. In other words, the performance of students in Kuwaiti schools in terms of academic achievement is not strong.
Meanwhile, Kuwait Anti-Corruption Authority “Nazaha” has called on Ministry of Education to update the data of those included in the sentences demanding financial disclosure, reports Al-Anba daily.
The Administrative Sector of Ministry of Education has informed various sectors about the content of the authority’s letter and requested them to update the functional data of those included in the sentences that demand financial disclosure.
In the letter, Nazaha stressed the need to update the data of only those whose functional data have changed, or were appointed after the date of the last letter to update the data, and present a copy of the administrative decisions issued regarding the aforementioned changes such as decisions related to appointment, promotion, transfer, delegation to vacant positions, termination or taking charge.