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Wednesday , November 21 2018

Ministry to cut working hours for employees with disabilities

3 private schools to open next academic yr

KUWAIT CITY, March 6: Assistant Undersecretary for Private and Qualitative Education at Ministry of Education Dr Abdulmohsen Al-Huwaila disclosed that three new private schools will be opened in the beginning of next academic year. He stressed that the decision to suspend any increase in the school fees for the next academic year is aimed at re-evaluating the fees and setting up new standards for private schools so that they conform to the respective level and classification to serve those taking part in upgrading and improving the educational process. Dr Al-Huwaila said this on the sidelines of the inauguration of an annual technical exhibition titled “Scenes from Kuwait Television”. He affirmed that the private educational sector aims at restructuring the relationship among schools in order to serve the educational process, create positive relations among schools and provide distinguished educational services in the country. When asked about the sector’s support for talents in the exhibition, Dr Al-Huwaila stressed the keenness of the ministry to support technical talents and to encourage them by creating a nurturing environment. He revealed that the sector is looking forward to opening opportunities for innovation and creativity as well as “linking the present with the past by taking back our students and teachers to our beautiful past through television series and advanced artistic works”.

The State Ministry for Services intends to reduce the number of working hours for employees with disabilities provided they submit a disability certificate accredited by the Public Authority for Handicapped Affairs (PAHA), reports Al-Anba daily quoting a reliable source. On the other hand, the ministry will record the data of all employees eligible for the excellent performance bonus in April under the supervision of the Personnel Affairs Committee.

The interim committee tasked to carry out the functions of the Municipal Council temporarily will discuss a number of topics in its upcoming meeting, reports Al-Rai daily quoting Director General of the council Yousif Al-Saqabi. According to Al-Saqabi, the committee will tackle the request of the Amiri Diwan to allocate part of Shuwaikh Beach, opposite Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Center, to establish the highest flagstaff and Amiri Hall. He added the committee will talk about the request of the Electricity and Water Ministry to allocate the fresh water path for water installations in South Metla’a Housing City.

By Rana Salem Al-Seyassah Staff

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