Huge ed­u­ca­tional gap in Kuwait: Spe­cial­ists

Nazaha de­mands MoE to up­date data for fi­nan­cial dis­clo­sure

Arab Times - - LO­CAL -

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.

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