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Kuwait

‘Fees very high as compared to education quality provided’ – ‘Housewives working as teachers’

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 3: IN THIS week’s Arab Times online poll, readers weighed in on the drawbacks of educating their child in Kuwait. The majority of respondents felt that school fees are exorbitant compared to the quality of education and facilities provided. As reported in the Arab Times this week, …

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32 days in Jan?

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 3: A passport employee at Kuwait International Airport has committed unprecedented mistake by modifying the calendar and making the number of days in the month of January 32, reports Al-Shahed daily. The employee stamped a passport with departure date Jan 32, 2016, which reflects negligence in such …

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KG permits for ‘teachers only’ – ‘Licences not for sale’

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 3: The Ministry of Education disclosed on behalf of its Minister Bader Al-Eissa that licenses to start and operate kindergartens are now strictly issued to official teachers only. The minister asserted that strict regulations governing the operation of a kindergarten is needed, and for that reason the …

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KD 40m worth utility bills paid via e-govt – Up to 56 institutions registered on website in ’15

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 3, (KUNA): The State collected up to KD 40 million (USD 13.2 million) worth of fees and bills via the E-Government portal (www.e.gov.kw) in 2015, said a senior official of the Central Agency for Information Technology (CAIT) on Wednesday. Qusai Al-Shatti, CAIT Acting D i r e …

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Civil ID fee to KD 5

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 2, (KUNA): The Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI) said Tuesday it would, as of April 1st, increase fees for a new Civil ID to five Kuwaiti Dinars, from the current KD two, while doubling the fee to KD 20 for a replacement ID. PACI Director General …

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‘Scandal of fake PhD certs to be dealt with transparency’

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 2: Several officials and legal experts unanimously agreed in a recent opinion survey that the scandal of fake and bogus PhD certificates should be dealt with thoroughly and transparently, and that maximum punishment should be meted out to offenders to serve as deterrent for others, reports Al-Seyassah …

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Call to ban use of water guns during National Day events – ‘Precious resource being wasted’

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 2: In the wake of the decision issued by Environment Public Authority (EPA) four years ago to ban foam sprayed during the National Days, celebrants have substituted foam with water and wasting the precious resource which Ministry of Electricity and Water spends huge sums in producing, reports …

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Govt ‘keen’ on protection of patients rights: official – ‘Latest equipment, medicines provided’

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 2, (KUNA): Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health Dr Khaled Al-Sahlawi Monday confirmed his ministry’s unshaken commitment to provision of healthcare starting from primary health at medical centers to preventive and treatment services at public hospitals. “The medical centers and specialized clinics, which are fairly distributed countrywide, …

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No Zika in Kuwait: MoH – WHO declares emergency

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 2, (Agencies): The Ministry of Health (MoH) said Monday no cases of the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which has spread in Latin American countries, was registered in Kuwait and the ministry was capable of detecting related infections. The MoH has been carrying nationwide surviellance of insects and there …

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Step closer to end services of govt sector expats reaching 50 – CSC demands lists of workers by March 1

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 1: The Civil Service Commission (CSC) issued a circular to all ministries and other governmental bodies to submit on March 1, 2016 the list of expatriate workers with their ages and to end the service of those who have reached the age of 50, reports Al- Nahar …

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