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MoE disorder leaves fate of students in the balance Who takes the decisions?

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 7: The real disaster in the Ministry of Education and Higher Education has reached its ugly head, considering lack of coordination between the ministry’s National System for Academic Accreditation and leadership of the Higher Education concerning universities and institutes, reports Al-Shahed daily. A source disclosed there are contradictions in decisions such that each of the authorities works independently. He explained that in a situation whereby the ministry recognizes some universities which enabled students to seek admission and study there, the accreditation unit does not recognize degrees obtained by the students which amount to wasted efforts and shattered future. He revealed the decisiontaking method is faulty due to arbitrariness and lack of prior study. He said the overlapping of responsibilities is so confusing that none of the two authorities knows which of them should issue certain decisions and this, in return, has smeared the image of the Ministry of Higher Education in Kuwait. He added that it affects fate of students whose foreign certificates were accredited initially only to be rendered useless later. He asserted the arbitrary decisions affected students who graduated from universities in India, Philippines, Bahrain and lately the UAE

Director General of Hawally Educational Zone Anwar Al-Anjeri revealed that the special team, which was assigned to manage the installation of security cameras in the corridors of schools of Hawally Governorate, has completed installation of cameras in the first school of the project — Othman Abdulatif Al- Othman Primary School, reports Al-Shahed daily. He said the installation of security cameras in schools is one of the national strategic projects for implementation of information technology in the educational sector. Supervisor of Technology and Libraries at Hawally Educational Zone Taleb Al- Su’aleek affirmed that the project will be implemented in the rest of the schools of the educational zone before the start of the next academic year. He explained that 12 security cameras will be installed in each school of the area, which will be distributed such that it will also cover the parking lots and playgrounds of the schools. Al-Su’aleek said the cameras will also be installed in examination control rooms, music rooms and IT laboratories, adding that the supervision of the security monitors will be under the administration of the school principal

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