MPs express displeasure over some decisions taken by govt – Trend described as product of maladministration

KUWAIT CITY, June 12: Several lawmakers have expressed displeasure over directions and decisions the government is taking, which they said could be detrimental to the interest of citizens — especially the youth. They cited the recent decision of government to suspend the admission of new police cadets into Saad Al-Abdullah College of Security Science and appointments in General Customs Department, describing the trend as a product of maladministration. MP Ali Al-Khamis said he is surprised by the decision of government to suspend the admission of secondary school leavers into Saad Al-Abdullah College of Security Science for two years, as well as appointments in the General Customs Department.

He asserted the decision amounts to killing the dreams of our youths who planned to join either the police force or customs to enable them contribute their quotas to the nation. He stressed the policy is unacceptable, because it’s a way of reducing job opportunities for Kuwaitis. In his comment, MP Saud Al-Huraiti stated the decision made by government over the police force admission and appointment into the customs service was no good news.

He pointed out that many of the students did their best to make excellent grades so they could accomplish their dreams. He lamented the affected students are as surprised as the lawmakers and hopes the Ministry of Interior will rescind the decision. He noted the method of education and training in the aforementioned institutions should be reviewed to meet the required standard. Corroborating his colleagues, MP Jamala Al-Omar said whoever follows the irrational decisions of the government will feel sorry that maladministration continues to reign supreme in the scheme of affairs in the state departments. He is disappointed that most of the decisions affect citizens, while the youth take the lion share.

He reminded discussing the suffering of Kuwaiti students regarding their admission into Kuwait University during a recent parliamentary session to the extent of expressing his fear concerning a possible raise in admission percentage. He said the minister denied the raise in percentage, but the university announced a couple of days later that the percentage will be raised from 2016/2017 academic year. He stressed the decision taken by the Ministry of Interior has complicated the situation and mounted pressure on the youths. He pledged the National Assembly will not fold its arms over the trend of situation.

By Raed Yousef and Abdul-Rahman Al-Shammari Al-Seyassah Staff

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