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Kuwait's Education Ministry keen on implementing latest technology - Official
January 9, 2019, 9:08 am

Kuwait's Education Ministry has been eager to implement the latest technology in the educational process, mainly "robot" system, the Ministry's Undersecretary for educational development and activity sector Faisal Al­Meqseed said in a statement on Tuesday.

Al­Maqseed made the statement during an opening ceremony of the 12nd Arab Robotics Championship (ARC) currently hosted by Kuwait over three days. He represented Minister of Education and Minister of Higher Education Hamed Al­Azmi in the event.

The robot is a development in the artificial intelligence technology (AIT) field that has become a key part of education curricula in most of developed countries, he added. The robot system has managed to widely spread in many educational process across the globe as it provides several potentials for education sector, he said.

Hosting this event is a source of pride and gives a positive message on Kuwait's status in such fields, AlMaqseed noted. Kuwait is a leading country is terms of hosting and organizing such championships, which serve educational process, he affirmed.

He said that the ministry's education family has paid much attention to scientific aspects, which lead to further development. Meanwhile, director general of Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFSA) Adnan Shehab El­din said in speech during the ceremony that the hosting of this event is part of Kuwait's keenness on disseminating scientific awareness and culture of innovation for all segments in the society in science and technology.

This also shows Kuwait's faith that the AIT has become one of the most developed technological field, he stated. He said that it could be increasingly used in transformative and auto industry as well as medical and military domains as well.

For her part, Abeer Al­Amiri, head of the championship, said that educational computers and robots have become key modern methods used in education that helped teachers be innovative.

Keeping pace with the latest scientific developments and functioning technology are most important features of the ministry's policy, she pointed out. It is the strongest technological championship that features 125 teams representing 10 Arab countries. The teams include about 350 competitors.

Source: KUNA

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