The fourth Kuwait Conference of Chemistry (KCC), which kicked off Sunday, represents efforts to solidify the country's position as a beacon of education, Minister of Education and Minister of Higher Education Dr. Bader Al-Essa said.
In his speech during the start of the conference, Al-Essa, representing His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, who is patronizing the conference, said that the conference is a testament to the significance of education.
The conference, which runs until March 22, will address a total of 80 research papers from 21 nations, all of which delve into the world of chemistry and its effects on everyday life, Al-Essa noted.
"Education and research are instrumental to bringing development plans to fruition," he said, adding that "there is no progress without education." Minister of Public Works and Minister of State for National Assembly Affairs Dr. Ali Al-Omair underscored the importance of the conference, saying that "chemistry has a say in everything that is relevant to the country."
Moreover, representative of Kuwait Chemical Society (KCS) Dr. Hassan Al-Rubaie highlighted chemistry's role in human development, saying that it adds simplicity to human life.
"Chemistry is one of the cornerstones of educational development," Al-Rubaie said. A total of 34 educational lectures will discuss chemistry and its use, in addition to the latest chemical products, he noted.
Meanwhile, head of the conference's organizing committee Haider Bahbahani said that the conference will tackle a number of pressing issues that are of upmost importance.
The conference, Bahbahani noted, will present the latest technological and educational developments pertinent to chemistry.