July 26, 2016      23:36

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Kuwait ranked 34th in Global Competitiveness Index - Education Minister

Kuwait ranked 34th in Global Competitiveness Index




Kuwait: The State of Kuwait has won the 34th place of the Global Competitiveness Index, said Minister of Education and Minister of Higher Education Dr. Bader Al-Essa.

In a statement to KUNA on Tuesday, the minister added that Kuwait made progress after moving from the 40th place to the 34th in the competitiveness rankings, referring to an international praise of Kuwait's improvement in education system.

He noted that the report of the Global Competitiveness Index 2015/16 is an annual assessment of the factors which contribute to enhancing production and development in the economies of the countries in the world.

The result of index is a comprehensive reading which has links to many institutions, he said, indicating that the ministry's responsibility is to know factors behind the decline in the quality of education through taking a number of measures to improve education in Kuwait.

He noted that the Ministers' Council has assigned Kuwait Direct Investment Promotion Authority (KDIPA), in collaboration with General Secretariat of the Supreme Council for Planning and Development, and Kuwait National Competitiveness Committee, to reach unified perceptions on competitiveness reports and improve business environment in the country.

He underlined the importance of taking part in international evaluations constantly to know strengths and weaknesses so as to improve education process and meet requirements as well as cooperate with international institutions and organizations working in this field.

He affirmed the importance of benefiting from practical experiments of Arab and foreign countries in the field of TQM in raising educational system efficiency and its quality in accordance with the report's recommendations.

Source: KUNA [Link]



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