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MP submits proposal to ‘cancel’ decree regarding degree holders

‘Taminaat’ affirms implementation of Article No. 42/2010

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 28: MP Khaleel Abdullah on Tuesday submitted a proposal to cancel a ministerial decree stipulating that bachelor’s degree holders who wish to apply for scholarship to pursue higher studies – master’s degree — should have a grade point average of at least 2.1.

He then stressed the need to develop the educational system to ensure the best outcome for the majority, instead of complicating the process. He explained the main reason behind his proposal is the fact that some students have been deprived of the opportunity to apply for scholarship due to the grade requirement.

On the other hand, MP Askar Al-Enizi submitted a proposal to revitalize the Occupation Guidance Department at the Ministry of Education and Higher Education. He pointed out that high school and college graduates often face difficulties in choosing the field or specialization which matches their capabilities.

Therefore, the State must provide assistance in this regard to ensure production of highly qualified national manpower that can fill gaps in the local job market, the lawmaker added. Public Institution for Social Security (Taminaat) affirmed that the implementation of Article Number 42/2010 in the law concerning people with special needs does not differentiate pensions for cases that meet the required conditions as per the law, reports Al-Qabas daily. They said this in response to a parliamentary question, stressing that the cases specified in Article No. 42 are the ones that fall short of fulfilling the required conditions

By Ahmed Al-Naqeeb Arab Times Staff

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