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‘MoE allegedly set tough exam papers as filtering system for KU’ Defense, Interior asked to pay more attention to civilian employees

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 30: The Course Guidance Department at the Ministry of Education allegedly made extremely difficult year-end examinations for students as a filtering system for the Kuwait University, says National Assembly Secretary General MP Yaqoub Al-Sane.

Disclosing he obtained the information from a reliable source, Al- Sane pointed out a large number of star students failed due to the tricky exam questions. He urged the minister of education to form a committee to investigate the issue. On the other hand, the Ministry of Education quickly released a statement denying the allegation; asserting it does not deliberately make difficult examination questions in any educational level just to control the number of graduating students.

Meanwhile, MP Abdulkareem Alkandari asked the ministers of Defense and Interior to pay more attention to civilian employees in their respective portfolios. He claimed the civilian workers are suffering due to the unequal treatment and positions between them and the military personnel. He suggested the leadership posts in civilian departments must be given to qualified civilian employees. He asserted such positions should not be exclusive for the military personnel, indicating this kind of policy often leads to corruption.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Education has started looking into the alleged mistakes uncovered in the process of announcing the final results of students through various electronic services, reports Al-Kuwaitia daily quoting sources. Sources disclosed the mistakes were related to the issuance of students’ certificates in many educational areas, prompting the Information Center to revise the work procedures and the automated system to enter the results. Sources said the ministry is also studying the possibility of canceling the SMS service that yielded negative results and put it in an embarrassing situation.

Sources confirmed the ministry will rectify the errors by the end of the academic year. In the meantime, Minister of Education and Higher Education Ahmad Al-Mulaifi announced that he suspended the decision issued by his predecessor Dr Nayef Al-Hajraf to refer all employees who completed 30 years in service particularly the top officials to retirement, reports Al-Rai daily.

By: Ahmed Al-Naqeeb Arab Times Staff and Agencies

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