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Dr. Khalid M. Al-Saad, Undersecretary at the Ministry of Higher Education, feels young citizens should be trained for the private sector in order to safeguard the country’s economic future DR. KHALID M. AL-SAAD, UNDERSECRETARY AT THE MINISTRY OF HIGHER EDUCATION

His Highness the Emir introduced a four year development plan for 2010-2014 with a very high expenditure: we are talking about billions of dollars here. Education and health are at the forefront of the agenda and are the main drivers of society and development in Kuwait. Can you give us your insights as to how higher education is involved in the development plan and what are the challenges that lie ahead in the next few years?

When you discuss education, higher education comes in the middle between basic education and the labour market. So the three pillars of higher education need to be tackled in a wider context not just by looking at higher education on its own. Coming back to the four year development plan the Ministry has a few projects that contribute to the vision of His Highness the Emir. That vision is to have Kuwait as a commercial and financial centre where the private sector […]

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