Kuwait ranks high in the ‘Gifted Arabs’ initiative for 2023-2024 Academic Year

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KUWAIT CITY, April 20: Kuwait, under the auspices of the Ministry of Education, has secured an impressive array of accolades in the third session of the “Gifted Arabs” initiative for the academic year 2023-2024. The initiative, aimed at discovering, nurturing, and empowering young Arab talents, is organized by King Abdulaziz and His Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity, known as “Mawhiba,” in collaboration with The Arab Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO) and the Education and Training Evaluation Commission.

In this latest session, Kuwait attained 12 advanced rankings at the Arab world level, showcasing the nation’s commitment to fostering excellence among its youth. Notable Kuwaiti students, including Saud Jassim Muhammad Al-Otaibi, Hassan Ali Abdul-Rasoul Bushahri, and Sarah Abdullah Saad Al-Humaidi, received the prestigious “gifted” classification. Joining them were Abdul-Mohsen Abdul-Aziz Abbas Hassan, Sheikha Turki Salem Al-Jumaiah, Batoul Reda Ahmed Al-Abbas, and Maria Muhammad Nasser Al-Ajmi. Additionally, Tayba Abdul Rahman Fouad Al-Sharrah, Dakhil Muhammad Dakhil Al-Tawala, Adnan Mansour Adnan Al-Ateeqi, Mubarak Mishari Mubarak Al-Jadaei, and Abdullah Saad Al-Rashidi were recognized under the “Promising Talent” category.

Explaining the criteria for participation, the Ministry of Education highlighted the requirement for students to exhibit exceptional academic performance, scoring between 95% and 100%, or demonstrating outstanding abilities in subjects such as science and mathematics. Moreover, candidates were evaluated based on qualitative achievements in science and technology, including participation in competitions, research endeavors, and innovative projects. Nominees were required to hold the nationality of their respective countries and be located within the nominating country.

The initiative, which saw the participation of approximately 705 students from 15 Arab countries, focused on students transitioning from the ninth to the tenth grade, typically aged between 14 to 16 years old. Utilizing remote platforms provided by Mawhiba in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, participants engaged in competitive activities spanning a wide range of disciplines.

The Ministry of Education reaffirmed its commitment to nurturing student talents and fostering a prosperous future. By supporting and empowering gifted individuals, the ministry aims to enhance their contribution to societal development. Through targeted educational and developmental programs, Kuwait endeavors to enable students to realize their aspirations and play meaningful roles in the nation’s progress and advancement.

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