KUWAIT CITY, Jan 4: Head of Kuwait’s Cultural Attache Office in Egypt Dr Ahmed Al-Mutairi revealed that the Egyptian University Council (EUC) rejected the request of Kuwait’s Cultural Attache Office in Cairo to provide online exams for Kuwaiti students of various Egyptian universities in the event that airports continue to be closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, reports Aljarida daily.
In a press statement, Dr Al-Mutairi said, “The Egyptian Cultural Attache communicated with the Egyptian Minister of Higher Education and the Council of Egyptian Universities, and reached an agreement with the council to organize special committees in various universities to hold exams for foreign students, including Kuwaitis if they are unable to attend”. He indicated that the students, after the reopening of the airports, are required to attend directly and address the university’s cultural attache to hold the exams for them, as decided by the special committees formed in this regard.
Dr Al-Mutairi said, “The cultural attache does not want to postpone exams for the students until next May in the event that the airports continue to be closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.” “In the event that the airport reopens before the exam dates, all students are required to officially attend the university to sit for the exams. In case those who wish to postpone them, there must be an official excuse for the non-attendance.”