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Al-Harbi vows to abide by religious, ethical values

‘Education revamp blueprint in the offing, would be subject to further deliberations’

Saud Al-Harbi

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 21, (KUNA): Kuwaiti Minister of Education Saud Al-Harbi said Saturday that his ministry would unremittingly stick to religious and ethical values and constants while seeking to revamp curricula and stay abreast of technological advancement.

During his maiden press briefing since he took over, Al-Harbi, who doubles as Minister of Higher Education, said that the ministry’s approach is part of the State’s policy and vision for national development. “The ministry will observe values and principles, chiefl y human rights and dignity, which is above all considerations, irrespective of sects, beliefs and races,” the ministry said. He pointed out that an education revamp blueprint was in the offing and would be subject to further deliberations and discussions with competent bodies.

However, the minister hoped that a national document of educational policy would be created by the entire society mainly involving the National Assembly (Parliament) and the Cabinet. Al-Harbi vowed that he would do his utmost to promote everything that could contribute to beefing and cementing national unity and identity and keeping social and ethical constants and values intact.

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