‘Ministry looking into forged certificates at PAAET issue’ – ‘CCTV cameras eyed to protect students lives’

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KUWAIT CITY, Oct 22: Minister of Education and Minister of Higher Education Dr ¨Bader Al- Essa was recently quoted as saying the ministry is looking into the issue of fake certificates at the Public Authority for Applied Education and Training (PAAET) based on evidence about the existence of these certificates at the Authority on the strength of which some students have sought admission, reports Al-Qabas daily.

Al-Essa told the daily the Board of Directors of the Authority will meet next Sunday to form a committee to investigate the issue of these certificates. He pointed out the committee headed by PAAET will include representatives from all the concerned sectors, the Kuwait University, Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences, in addition to the Ministry of Higher Education and the Academic Accreditation System. He pointed out he will be suspend the dubious scholarships of applied universities as a precautionary measure pending the Commission’s decision in this regard.

Meanwhile, Al-Essa disclosed the ministry plans to install CCTV cameras in the corridors and parking lots as a safety measure to protect the lives of students. Al-Essa disclosed this when he paid a visit to an unidentified student of the Faculty of Sharia at the Amiri Hospital who was stabbed by five goons who were allegedly waiting for him in the parking lot of the faculty.

The minister added, the student’s condition is stable and there is nothing to worry about. He said the student was stabbed in the back and according to preliminary reports the tests are reassuring, he said. He disclosed the Ministry of Interior has taken into custody two suspects while the rest are being hunted.

He added, those found guilty will be dismissed from the University, stressing such behavior has no place in “our educational institutions.” Meanwhile, the Assistant Undersecretary for Public Education at the Ministry of Education Fatima Al-Kandari said the ministry will form committees in all educational zones to look into the files of illegal or the so-called ‘bedoun’ students who have joined public schools and are included in the ministerial decision which has exempted the sons of military men, reports Al-Seyassah daily.

Al-Kandari mentioned each committee from each educational zone will have to verify and study the files of these students to know if there are students whose parents were included in the 1965 census and are not included in the concerned ministerial decision. In case of finding such students, the issue will be discussed with the Minister himself Dr Bader Al-Essa and his Undersecretary Dr Haitham Al-Athri for an appropriate solution.

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