WASHINGTON, Oct 19 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti Minister of Education and Minister of Higher Education Mohammad Al-Faris visited Kuwait's Cultural Office in Washington to check on its services to Kuwaiti students in the US.
During the visit late Wednesday, Al-Faris discussed conditions of Kuwaiti students with head of the office Aseel Al-Awadhi.
In a statement to KUNA, the minister said he learned of students' activities, procedures on scholarships and difficulties facing the office in executing its tasks.
He noted that the ministry is seeking to develop an online system to connect all cultural offices directly with the Ministry of Higher Education, to tackle different issues and develop the work scheme.
Al-Awadhi on her part, said that the main problem facing Washington's office is the lack of employees and the increasing numbers of students.
Al-Faris' visit is part of his meetings with the World Bank Group on Tuesday, to discuss the Ministry of Education's national program to develop education, launched in 2015 in cooperation with the bank.
Meanwhile, the minister also visited the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the city of Boston to discuss the possibility of using their systems in training teachers online. (end)