Ministry underscores importance of unified national tests

KUWAIT: The Ministry of Higher Education has stressed the importance of awareness and guidance on the mechanism of providing unified national tests to measure the abilities of 12th grade students wishing to apply for admissions into the medical and engineering specialties.

The ministry said in a press release on Wednesday that, on the directives of the Minister of Education and the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Dr Adel Al-Mana, a number of educational meetings will be held for 12th grade students in all educational districts in joint coordination with foreign missions and the general secretariat of the council of private universities.

He stated that these meetings are aimed at providing all information about the procedures of the unified national tests and their instructions and to respond to students’ inquiries. He pointed out that the enlightenment meetings will last for two weeks and include all students from public and private schools.

Parents of 12th grade students wishing to apply for admission into engineering and medical specialties will be invited on the 9th and 10th of this month to attend the enlightenment meeting so as to direct any inquiries related to the unified national test.

The national test project is one of the most important development projects in the country. It is included in the government’s work program 2027-2023 and aims to achieve the highest levels of education quality, raise the level of higher education, and ensure the principles of justice, equality, and equal opportunities. – KUNA

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