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Education not up to scratch, say Kuwaitis

Vast majority say effort needed to boost school facilities

Education not up to scratch, say Kuwaitis
Just 19.7 percent of Kuwaitis thought administrators at public schools possessed leadership qualities.

A large proportion of Kuwaiti citizens are dissatisfied with the education provided at the Gulf state’s public schools, according to new research figures quoted by local media.

Some 83 percent of people who took part in a schools survey said there was a lack of strategic planning in public education, while 85 percent thought not enough effort was made to ensure school facilities met quality and safety standards.

Just 19.7 percent thought administrators at public schools possessed leadership qualities.

The results of the research were reported by Al-Qabas daily newspaper.

The research took data from 548,723 Kuwaiti citizens including students, teachers, headmasters and parents, and was carried out by a team of government employees assigned to help improve educational standards in the country.

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American in Kuwait 8 years ago

I agree 100%. When they hire teachers from Algeria to teach English to Kuwaiti children !

Students cannot pass English in the Medical Schools in Malta, wonder why ?

Everything is too easy and it takes hard work to get a good education.

Gloria Butler 8 years ago

When education becomes a profit machine then everyone loses out except the owners of the schools.
Education should focus on imparting quality education, taught by professional people qualified in the relevant firlds.
At the moment - the administrators hire the cheapest teachers to teach the bare necessities using the most basic resources in order to produce the most profits.