KPC working on contractor’s file to provide Kuwaiti workers jobs

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KUWAIT CITY, March 18: According to oil sources, Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) and its subsidiaries are currently working on crystallizing the final image of the contractor’s Kuwaitization file, and addressing all problems and obstacles facing Kuwaiti workers in this aspect in accordance with legal and administrative frameworks, in an effort to resolve labor contractual files in the oil sector, reports Al-Rai daily. The sources explained that there are signs to amend many mis-directions and decide on them soon in accordance with official procedures, and complete what can be achieved in terms of demands and recommendations that are in the interest of national employment.

Instructions were issued by the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Oil, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of KPC Dr. Bader Al-Mulla to speed up the pace of reviewing and developing the regulations for contractor employment. Also, directives were issued by the CEO of KPC Sheikh Nawaf Al-Saud to ensure, under his follow-up and direct supervision, the provision of a stable social and functional life for national workers, and to address the obstacles that prevent this from being achieved. The sources stressed that KPC and its subsidiaries’ interest in relying on the elements subject to the executive regulations for national employment in contracts in the oil sector, and ensuring a better future for them in contracts in order to achieve job security and open more fields for them.

Meanwhile, with reference to the news report titled “Petroleum test results raise doubts” published recently on Friday and Saturday, Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) said the Kuwait Petroleum Corporation and its subsidiaries affirm that it is based on its belief in the need to ensure the highest levels of equal opportunities for all Kuwaiti youth applicants, reports Al-Qabas daily. In this regard, a contract has been signed with a national academic body specialized in training, consulting and academic qualification. It is the Center of Excellence for Management affiliated to Kuwait University. This is aimed at preparing, managing and organizing the tests prescribed for employment.

The contract with the center aims to ensure impartiality and independence in organizing the tests, in addition to ensuring that the questions will not be leaked or that any parties outside the center’s administration will be informed of the type of questions or test forms. KPC affirmed that no party or source was used outside the Center of Excellence at Kuwait University, and that supervision of the preparation and performance of the exams was entirely from the center. Meanwhile, the center explained that several entities in the country deal with the Center of Excellence due to its high experience in managing and organizing tests. It also ensures the preparation of specialized tests by the academic faculty from Kuwait University, in addition to providing test halls equipped as per the highest international standards and the latest technological apparatus. It also involves providing a suitable environment for performing the tests and limiting any cases of cheating or leaking of questions. All the tests are uploaded in the automated system of the university only. They are not audited or reviewed before or after by any employee or official in KPC or its subsidiaries.

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