KUWAIT CITY, Aug 12: MP Abdullah Al-Mudaf submitted a proposal for ministries, public institutions and authorities to form emergency teams that will be tasked to regulate the prices of services and commodities. These teams will consist of employees in the concerned institutions and they will be granted judicial arrest authority. The MP disclosed that he submitted the proposal due to the unjustified increase in the prices of many commodities and services recently; including construction materials, Internet service, domestic labor offices, nursery fees and others.
The Education Ministry should shoulder the cost of the weekly PCR test for students in the next academic year instead of the citizens, says MP Khalid Al-Otaibi. The lawmaker made the statement while commenting on the recent press conference of Education Minister Dr Ali Fahad Al-Mudaf. He pointed out that the minister failed to cross all the t’s and dot all the i’s during the press conference. He based the abovementioned recommendation on Article 15 of the Constitution: “The State shall care for public health through measures of precaution and cure of diseases and epidemics.”
He also suggested the establishment of additional laboratories in every governorate; stressing that Kuwaiti families can no longer bear more expenses, especially since most of these families have many children. He then emphasized the importance of coordination between the ministries of Education and Health in providing online PCR test results to schools, indicating this should not be added to the concerns of the students and their families .
Meanwhile, MP Farz Al-Daihani submitted a proposal to include highschool graduates of academic years 2019/2020 and 2020 /2021, who were not accepted at Kuwait University, in the scholarship programs to ensure they enroll only in accredited universities. He explained the proposal is aimed at helping these students complete their higher studies. He cited Article 13 of the Constitution to support his proposal: “Education is a cornerstone in social advancement. The State shall guarantee and tend it.” He also mentioned Article 40: “In conformity with the Law and with in the limits of public order and morals, education for Kuwaitis is a right guaranteed by the State. “In compliance with the Law, education is compulsory and gratis in its first stages. “The Law shall lay down the necessary plans to eradicate illiteracy. “The State shall take special care of the physical, moral and intellectual development of youth.” On the other hand, MP Fares Al-Otaibi forwarded queries to Minister of Information and Culture and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Abdulrahman Badah Al-Mutairi about the alleged hacking of news servers, and that the necessary protection was not provided. By Saeed Mahmoud Saleh Arab Times Staff