MoE pays out KD 15mn as vacation allowance for its 3,715 employees

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Decision to stop enrollment of Kuwaiti students in US varsity

KUWAIT CITY, May 1: The Ministry of Education has disbursed approximately 15 million dinars as vacation allowances for its Kuwaiti and other employees, reports Al-Anba daily. Informed educational sources told the daily that the Ministry of Education allocated 25 million dinars for cash payments for transactions that were issued from April 1, 2022 until the end of March of 2023. The sources added the beneficiaries include 3,715 Kuwaiti and non-Kuwaiti employees.

Meanwhile, school students of different educational stages attended the first integrated school day after extending the Eid holiday, and the attendance rate was 98%. In this context, informed educational sources revealed to Al-Anba that school administrations have provided lessons as usual, indicating that they are racing against time to finish the curricula according to the study plan set by the Technical Directives.

On other hand, the Ministry of Education specified in a letter that it circulated to the educational areas, of which the daily received a copy, one semester from each school accompanied by two teachers will visit the Islamic Book Fair, which is organized by the Social Reform Society at the International Fairgrounds in the Mishref region, after obtaining approval from parents of students, calling for pre-registration before attending the exhibition through the barcode designated for the exhibition to facilitate the visit. In the meantime, the Kuwaiti National Commission for Education, Science and Culture held a workshop entitled “Education for Global Citizenship” under the auspices of Secretary-General-designate Ali Hussein Ali, and aims to enable learners to contribute to building a more just, peaceful, tolerant and sustainable world. Associate Professor at Sultan Qaboos University and a visiting professor at the University of Toronto, Canada, Dr. Khalaf Al-Abri, confirmed that this workshop came in coordination with the UNESCO office in Doha and the Kuwaiti National Committee for Education, Science and Culture in Kuwait, which focuses on the goal of the fourth goal, which is the seventh goal in order to create a global citizen from during school education, he wished all participants in the workshop success and facilitation.

For her part, Dr. Farida Abudan, a specialist in education programs at the UNESCO Office for the Gulf States and Yemen, said that the workshop entitled “Education for Global Citizenship” in cooperation with the Kuwaiti National Committee for Education, Science and Culture in Kuwait and the UNESCO Office for the Gulf States and Yemen targets 30 school coordinators for a period of 3 training days in applying education for global citizenship according to the framework of UNESCO and teaching it in schools.

In another development, Minister of Education, Higher Education and Scientific Research Dr Hamad Al-Adwani recently issued a decision to stop the enrollment of Kuwaiti students in all undergraduate and postgraduate programs at Purdue University – Calumet and Purdue University – North Central in the United States of America, reports Al-Anba daily. The daily obtained a copy of the decision, which does not apply to those enrolled at the abovementioned institutions before the issuance of this decision, as well as those admitted for the second semester of academic year 2022/2023. The decision took effect from the date of issuance. Any existing directive or resolution that contradicts the decision shall be repealed.

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