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Bachelor degree holders said paid KD 4,000 each, Masters 7,000

KUWAIT CITY, June 1: Kuwaitis who hold phantom certificates from universities in India, the Philippines and Athens suffer the most because they find themselves in no man’s land after spending huge sums of money to acquire them, reports Al-Qabas daily.

The daily added, these certificates are not worth the value of paper because they have not been recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education. The sources say, from India alone 190 Kuwaitis have acquired these certificates – 189 Bachelor degrees and one Masters for a total cost of 763,000 dinars.

The Bachelor degree holders are said to have paid KD 4,000 each and the Masters 7,000. The number of certificate holders from the Philippines is 562, including 6 Doctorates, 24 Masters and 532 Bachelor’s degrees. The cost of each certificate is 12 thousand dinars for the doctorate, 6,800 for the Masters and 3,000 dinars for the Bachelor degree. The total cost is believed to be 850 million dinars.

The number of these certificates holders from Slovakia is 57 citizens – specializations in industrial and civil engineering, and the value of one certificate is 5 thousand dinars, and the total is 285 thousand dinars. A source revealed that the holders of certificates from Athens numbered about 214, including 36 who received a Doctorate, and the value of each certificate 15 thousand dinars, total of 540 thousand; 38 Masters certificates, 6,800 dinars per certificate, total 380 thousand dinars, holders of fake Bachelor certificates number 140 people with 5 thousand dinars per certificate and the total cost 700 thousand dinars, which means waste of a total of 1.220 million dinars.

The figures indicate that the total value of the certificates of doubtful authenticity cost the holders about 4 million dinars, was paid to «Mafia» imaginary universities. An official source confirmed that the Ministry of Higher Education continues to fight fake certificates, and has referred dozens of certificates to the Prosecution. This is in addition to some ministries which are conducting investigations with the holders of such certificates, including the Ministry of Oil. The sources stressed the need to expand the investigation in various government sectors and Education Ministry, to eliminate this serious scourge.

Source: Arab Times

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KUWAIT CITY: The Civil Service Commission (CSC) announced Wednesday that Eid Al-Fitr holiday would be on Tuesday, June 4, ending Thursday, June 6.


Official working hours shall resume on Sunday, June 9, whether Eid fell on Tuesday or not, CSC said in a press statement. State authorities with special working hours should arrange their work timing in a manner that would serve the public interest. (KUNA)

The child found near a mosque in Salhiya

KUWAIT CITY, May 29: An unidentified toddler who was reportedly found abandoned by the parents near a mosque in Salhiya has been referred to the Amiri Hospital for medical care, reports Al-Rai daily. In the meantime, detectives have been tasked with identifying the parents of the child.

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KUWAIT CITY, May 29, (Agencies): Kuwait tied with Bahrain and Belarus in ranking 37th out of 176 countries in the Global Childhood Report 2019 released by children’s advocacy group Save the Children Tuesday.

The group evaluated 176 countries based on various indicators of good childhood including child survival, education, child labor and early marriage.

The advocacy group says youngsters in all but three of the 176 countries it evaluated have a better chance of growing up healthy, educated and protected from harmful practices like child labor and child marriage than at any time in the past two decades.

Save the Children said in a report released Tuesday that UN statistics show at least 280 million children are better off today.

source: Arab Time

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KUWAIT CITY, May 28: Police have arrested a 17-year-old Kuwaiti, identified only as M.K., who allegedly drove his vehicle into a ‘crowd’ of people that was helping the injured following a three vehicle collision on a road in Kabad, reports Al-Rai daily.

The daily added, the suspect reportedly drove into the crowd killing on the spot eight people – three Kuwaitis, three Saudis, a bedoun and an unidentified person and injuring yet another person. He has been detained and referred to the Juvenile Prosecution.

The dead are identified as Nayef Hussein Al Daihani (Kuwait), Abdulrahman Muhammad Shabab Al-Dehani (Kuwaiti), Abdulaziz Obaid Al-Dehani (Kuwaiti), Abdullah Salaf Mujahid Al- Mutairi (Saudi), Falah Meshaal Al-Dehani (Saudi), Meshal Fahad Al-Dehani (Saudi), Radi Mohammad Al-Qumaid (bedoun) and unidentified person.

The injured in identified as Adel Ahmed Hammoud (Kuwaiti). The remains of the victims have been referred to Forensics and the injured to the Farwaniya Hospital.

The Public Relations of and Security Media Information Department of the Ministry of Interior said the suspect driving a four-wheel drive was speeding and lost control of his vehicle causing the vehicle deviate to the left side of the road and into the crowd of people. The Ministry of Interior has extended its deepest condolences to the families of the deceased, calling on the Almighty to grant them mercy.

MP Muhammad Al-Huwailah while mourning the victims of a Kabad accident and condoling the families of the deceased has urged the concerned authorities – the Ministry of Interior, the Public Roads Authority and the Ministry of Public Works to conduct surveys of all the streets of Kuwait and study them and develop structural and organizational solutions for them.

Source: Arab Times

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KUWAIT CITY, May 28, (KUNA): Chairman and CEO of the Communication and Information Technology Regulatory Authority (CITRA) Salem Al-Othaina has announced the completion of the pilot operation of the fifth-generation networks of telecommunication companies, in coordination with the Authority, and therefore announces the readiness of launching the fifth generation commercially by mid-June.


“This service comes in line with the Authority’s efforts to develop the telecommunications sector in Kuwait to keep abreast of the modern technological development of telecommunications,” Al-Othaina said in a press statement on Tuesday.

It also comes in line with the recommendations of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and international organizations specialized in the development of technical standards and recommendations for this technology, which has been adopted for more than two years, as well as in coordination with telecommunications companies operating the mobile telecommunications service in the country and allow them to conduct experiments on this technology, he added. 
Al-Othaina confirmed that the initiation and activation of this service comes in line with his previous announcement that the organization of the radio frequency bands for the service 3.5 GHz band in Kuwait, allowing the telecommunication companies to perform experiments on their networks for the launch of the fifth-generation service

Source: Arab Times

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KUWAIT CITY, May 25: Kuwait Airways Corporation (KAC) has denied reports that it had imposed a ban on several nationalities from boarding its flights and transiting through Kuwait International Airport, says Al-Qabas daily quoting a reliable source.


According to reports circulating on social media, Kuwait Airways Chairman Yousef Al-Jassim had allegedly stated that nine nationalities would be banned from boarding Kuwait Airways flights and transit through Kuwait International Airport, and passengers in question may be allowed to transit through Kuwait based on coordination between the interior and foreign affairs ministries In a statement posted on its Twitter account, the company clarified that news items published on social media about the ban on travel of several nationalities aboard Kuwait Airways is untrue, affirming the company has not issued any such statement.

The daily explained that Al-Jassem made the statement at a press conference to mark 65th anniversary of Kuwait Airways’ first fl ight. Al-Rai daily quoting a security source affirmed that any passenger had the right to transit through Kuwait International Airport whether he/she is flying aboard Kuwait Airways or another airline.

Under Kuwaiti law, passengers transiting through the airport need a visa if they are staying for more than 24 hours at the airport. “Passengers do not need visas to transit through the airport. Visa is required to enter the country, except for some nationalities,” the source said. He advised “people planning to visit Kuwait must ensure they have visas to enter the country if they need it, because this is a common practice that has been going on for years”.

Source: Arab Times



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