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34,000 engineers’ degrees examined, 4,000 rejected: Society

Promises to help Kuwaitis retrieve their properties in Iraq

KUWAIT: Chairman of Kuwait Engineers Society Faisal Al-Atel said the society examined the degrees of 34,000 engineers applying to renew their work permits with the manpower authority and that 4,000 were rejected. Atel justified the rejection to the fact that some applicants do not hold bachelor degrees, others were not listed in their own countries and most of the degrees were below the level of engineers. “The majority of the rejected degrees were of Asian applicants,” he stressed.

TOEFL and IELTS tests
Kuwait University’s supreme council agreed to adopt TOEFL and IELTS test results as alternatives for the English aptitude tests Kuwait University mandates for admission. KU’s registration deanery had proposed the new measure to be applied for the next academic year – 2019-2020 – provided applicants file their test results before filing their applications, so that the result can be taken into consideration to avoid having to undergo a preliminary course.

Kuwaitis’ properties
Kuwait urged Iraq to activate a committee entrusted with reclaiming Kuwaitis’ properties in Iraq, said informed diplomatic sources, noting that Kuwait’s foreign ministry is keen on demanding the acceleration of this committee’s work. The source added that an Iraqi delegation headed by foreign minister Mohammad Al-Hakim on a recent visit to Kuwait showed a great deal of readiness and promised to work on having Kuwaitis retrieve control over their properties in Basra, Najaf, Karbala and other Iraqi cities that are worth millions.

Water production
The Ministry of Electricity and Water’s (MEW) distillation and desalination units managed to produce 491 million imperial gallons of water – 6 million gallons more than last year’s maximum production – thanks to repairing distillation units that had been out of order, said informed sources. The sources added that MEW started making up for the strategic reserves recently used when consumption exceeded production rates, noting that surpluses will be now saved as reserves.

By A Saleh

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