Three private universities will open in Kuwait next September to join the 12 already established private educational institutes, said an official Friday. Speaking to KUNA, Assistant Secretary at the Private Universities Council (PUC) Dr. Waleed Al-Kanderi said that the Canadian Algonquin College, the aviation Technology College, and Kuwait science and Technology College will join the 12 established private universities and educational institutions in Kuwait.
There will be some announcements for the opening of new private educational facilities and universities in Kuwait but all announcements will come in time, said the official. PUC is a government institution chaired by Minister of Higher Education and includes the membership of eight of experts and specialized in high education.
The Gulf University for Science and Technology (GUST), the Australian College of Kuwait (ACK), and American University of Kuwait (AUK) were amongst the first private educational institutions in Kuwait after a decree was issued in 2000 to allow the opening of such facilities. Private universities were established as an alternative to allow individuals in Kuwait to pursue high educational diplomas and degrees.