KUWAIT CITY, April 1: Ministry of Higher Education did not authenticate any certificates issued by universities not recognized by the ministry due to their incompetence, Minister Dr Hamed Al-Azmi said Monday.
Al-Azmi, also Minister of Education, briefed the Cabinet about fake degree certificates and said all cases were referred to the Public Prosecution, Deputy Premier and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Anas Al-Saleh said in a statement following a Cabinet meeting.
His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al- Hamad Al-Sabah, who chaired the government meeting, said there would be zero tolerance to any form of corruption namely fake degree certificates, said Al- Saleh.
In the meantime, the Cabinet members discussed a draft law over bankruptcy, which would improve Kuwait’s status in World Bank index of businesses thus positively affect finance sector.
The bill calls for legal settlement taking place outside the court house but should be ratified by the court, and places flexible rules for bankruptcy of small and medium size enterprises.
They also discussed a bill that would improve competition and disqualify harm practices in a way that would benefit national economy, said Al-Saleh. The Cabinet, he added, approved an agreement with Lebanon over land transport of passengers and goods.
The government executives assigned government authorities to implement recommendations related to collection of arrears from state departments. The government expressed best wishes for His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on the advent of Isra and Me’raj, due April 4.