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British Council holds ‘Edukex 2016’

KUWAIT: British Ambassador to Kuwait Matthew Lodge speaks during a press conference at the event. — Photos by Yasser Al-Zayyat
KUWAIT: British Ambassador to Kuwait Matthew Lodge speaks during a press conference at the event. — Photos by Yasser Al-Zayyat

KUWAIT: Over 35 colleges and universities from the United Kingdom participated in a recent education expo, held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Farwaniya. The event, titled ‘EDUKEX2016’ and organized by the British Council Kuwait, was attended by various prospective senior high-school students along with their parents. British Ambassador to Kuwait Matthew Lodge inaugurated the event, and thanked the organizers for the successful conduct of the educational exhibition. “This is indeed where your journey begins; see what is offered in the UK, masters, graduate, post-grad and diploma,” Lodge said. “As your British Ambassador, I am very proud of our British education.”

World-class institutions
Ambassador Lodge expressed confidence that his country will remain an attractive educational destination for Kuwaiti students. “I am keen that Kuwaitis will continue to look for the UK as the place to study with its world-class academic institutions, best tuition and friendly people,” he said. “In the UK, you will be able to equip yourself with the needed academic excellence and at the end, go back to your country and contribute to the continued progress and prosperity of your nation.”

Language barriers
One student at the venue commented that he would like to try to study in the UK not only to prepare himself academically, but also to learn more about the British culture, traditions and most of all he would like to learn the English language to communicate effectively. “I believed that besides Arabic, English is also a rich and universal language,” he said.

“Sometimes the only problem we had in this world was lack of proper communication. We have to understand each other, and the lack of proper and effective communication sometimes is a big hurdle to all of us. I want to effectively study English at its birthplace.” The United Kingdom offers student a world-leading education system, with UK qualifications that can make a real difference to everyone’s life, career and future

By Ben Garcia

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