KUWAIT CITY, Feb 22, (KUNA): Minister of Education and Minister of Higher Education Dr Bader Al-Essa said the ministry is keen on using technology instead of paper in the coming period. The minister made the statement on Monday to reporters following the inauguration of Mubarak Al-Kabeer Educational Zone’s building, adding that electronic work facilitates many measures and achieves quickly many missions. He expressed his joy over the scientific project submitted by a female student at the competition of “Ibtikar Al-Kuwait”, noting that the contest helped students to use scientific thinking and innovation. The minister earlier said that the building was established through cooperation between the ministry and the academic faculty, including contributions from students in intermediate and high schools.
Meanwhile, Faisal Al-Maqseed, assistant undersecretary for educational activities and development, said the building is the Ministry’s response to stepped-up efficiency standards to serve students and staff, referring to huge efforts exerted to set up the project. Mansour Al-Daihani, director general of the Mubarak Al-Kabeer Educational Zone, stressed the need to develop departments in schools to cope with huge changes in all fields of life. He said that Mubarak Al-Kabeer Educational Zone offers services to about 35, 544 male and female students at 106 schools and nurseries, adding that all efforts exerted are in line with the general policy of developing education.
Meanwhile, Dr Bader Al-Essa congratulated His Highness the Amir Kuwait, His Highness the Crown Prince, and the people of Kuwait on the country’s national holidays. The minister was speaking to reporters after the inauguration of Mubarak Al-Kabeer Educational Zone’s building, marking the country’s national holidays and the 10th anniversary of His Highness the Amir’s ascension to power. During the opening ceremony, Al-Essa also hailed efforts exerted by the organizers from the education ministry for this celebration which reflected their devotion to their country and their joy to celebrate the national holidays.
The minister praised achievements made by Ibtekar (Innovation) competition which was launched few years back by Sheikha Fadia Saad Al-Abdullah Al-Sabah, noting that such event positively helped students in their scientific studies and encouraged them to become creative and innovative. On the inauguration of the building, Al-Essa said that such project was achieved through cooperation between the ministry and the academic faculty, including contribution from students in intermediate and high schools, expressing his pleasure for the scientific presentation done by one of the students, which recently won a second place in a competition.