By A Saleh
KUWAIT: Minister of Education and Minister of Higher Education Saud Al-Harbi recently met members of the National Union of Kuwaiti Students – Kuwait University branch (NUKS – KU) to discuss some issues including the latest developments concerning the education process at Kuwait University in view of the global health crisis the world is going through as a result of the spread of COVID-19. Harbi said he discussed various issues with the union members, noting that he sensed the union members’ great sense of responsibility towards fellow students and their academic future.
Harbi also reconfirmed the ministry’s keenness on the future of students, adding that the ministry is currently reviewing various options to ensure students’ best interests are protected. “We are undoubtedly keen on students’ health, safety and academic future. We also reassure them that we are working 24/7 for their best interests and we will get through this crisis and celebrate their graduation,” Harbi underscored. In addition, Harbi hailed the union’s contributions in voluntary work and expressed his pride and faith in Kuwait University students.
Kuwait University’s branch of NUKS stressed that the meeting included discussing the need to resume schooling and not to impede or suspend it, while prioritizing students’ health and safety, in addition to setting and approving online education soon, taking into consideration students’ best interests and the best assessment system to be used with this form of education. The union also reaffirmed its full support to the procedures taken by the Cabinet since the beginning of the crisis to maintain citizens’ health and safety.