Saturday , November 18 2017

‘Exempt teachers, technical instructors from the fingerprint attendance system’

Muhammad Al-Fares

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 1: Acting Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr Mohammad Al-Fares has asked the Civil Service Commission (CSC) chairperson to submit the letter requesting for exemption of teachers and technical instructors from the fingerprint attendance system to the Civil Service Council for approval, reports Al-Anba daily.

Al-Fares explained it is impossible to apply the fingerprint attendance system during examination period considering the teachers and instructors are in charge of monitoring, correcting, regulating and supervising exams.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Education received 360 new buses (2017 model) along with the drivers and their companions, reports Al-Rai daily quoting sources. Sources confirmed that the ministry checked the buses and test-drove them in different departments and divisions.

Sources said the contracting company has announced completing preparation of the file of each driver and his companion including copies of all data and personnel documents.

In the meantime, Minister of Health Dr Jamal Al-Harbi said he supports those who bring innovative ideas to the Ministry and unveiled a mural at the entrance of the ministry in appreciation of their efforts and to encourage others to follow suit, reports Al-Anba daily.

This he said after unveiling a mural in the presence of ministry officials. “The design and placing of this mural is a simple gratitude to support those with creative minds to help them move forward. We also encourage others to be creative in the health field and serve the patients, the disabled and the elderly,” Al-Harbi said. “We hope to have more people coming forward. At the moment we have nine doctors whose innovative ideas have benefitted the country and the citizens,” he added. Meanwhile, the Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Kuwait Society for Support Innovators, Dr Fatima Al-Thalab said the Minister of Health has taken the initiative to honor 33 Kuwaitis.

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