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‘Compatibility between outputs of education, labor market vital’

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Bid to achieve greatest developmental impact over Vision ’35

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 17: Minister of Oil and Minister of Higher Education Dr. Muhammad Al-Fares stressed on Saturday the importance of compatibility between the outputs of education and the labor market to achieve the greatest developmental impact towards achieving the state’s vision (2035) by preparing cadres who possess the skills required for the labor market and are characterized by a spirit of initiative and leadership. This came on the sidelines of the third coordination meeting, which was held under the chairmanship of Minister Al-Fares and attended by representatives of (higher education), the councils of public and private universities, Kuwait University, the Public Authority for Applied Education and Training, the National Authority for Academic Accreditation and Quality Assurance of Education, the Civil Service Bureau, the Public Authority for Manpower, the General Secretariat of the Supreme Council for Planning and Development and the Public Youth Authority.

Minister Al-Fares added that the coordination meetings are proceeding according to firm steps towards achieving a new path to modernize and diversify the outputs of education and link them with the trends of the labor market, explaining that in order to complement the previous coordination meetings, the Director General of the Public Youth Authority was invited to review the authority’s projects that aim to contribute to achieving the objectives of the main axes of the government’s work program Bridging the gap between education outcomes and labor market requirements.

He stated that the Director-General of the National Authority for Academic Accreditation and Quality Assurance of Education presented a visual report on diversifying education outputs in line with the requirements of the labor market. On linking education outcomes with the needs of the labor market. He pointed out that the initial recommendations came in accordance with the visions of reforming the national economy and public finance in the government’s work program on four main dimensions.

The first is the governance of harmonization between the labor market and education, while the second includes executive projects to activate the harmonization of education with the labor market. He indicated that the third dimension is concerned with the proposed executive decisions, while the last is related to the organization of national awareness campaigns that enhance public awareness of the specializations required by the labor market and the vision of the State of Kuwait and its development plan. He pointed out that the final vision on diversifying education outputs in line with the requirements of the labor market will be formulated at the next coordination meeting and submitted to the Council of Ministers. , (KUNA)

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