The Director of the Information Systems Department at the Ministry of Higher Education Tareq Al- Marzooq announced the launch of Al-Deira electronic system through which 32 online electronic services will be provided for students from different universities around the world to be directly linked to the cultural attaches, reports Al-Anba daily.
Al-Marzooq also talked about the main purpose of launching this system and the huge efforts exerted in this domain. He revealed the new projects which are in the offing at the ministry including the electronic archive and electronic correspondence, besides other interesting issues.The Assistant Undersecretary for Public Education Khalid Al-Rashid at the Ministry of Education said the ministry is in the process of filling vacant positions in this sector. He added, the administrative sector is soon expected to announce the vacancies and these positions will be filled by those who meet the conditions.
Meanwhile, he pointed out the Coordination Department is preparing interviews for those who are due for promotion in supervisory positions after receiving the lists of candidates from the educational zones. He mentioned the tests will be electronic and the results will be declared immediately after the exams. In another development, Director General of the Public Authority for Applied Education and Training (PAAET) Dr Ahmad Al-Athri said there is no interference in the admission process for foreign students, or any student for that matter, reports Al-Rai daily.
Confirming that the registration period has ended and will reopen in the middle of the year, Al- Athri explained the admission of students is done electronically in which the year of graduation and general point average (GPA) are taken into consideration. He vehemently denied the alleged reduction of seats for expatriates, clarifying the admission process follows a certain system - whether through scholarship or normal application. He added there is no change in the number of seats for Arabs and citizens of neighboring countries as per the agreements signed with the concerned countries through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Moreover, he affirmed most fields of specialization are open to foreigners; except a few since the body has a commitment to provide national manpower to certain State institutions like the oil sector, Kuwait Municipality or Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD). He added majority of more than 400 students enrolled in the Nursing Institute are expatriates, indicating the same is true with the Tourism and Secretarial Institute.