The educational infrastructure in Kuwait Education has taken a developmental turn because of the improved economy brought about by the discovery of oil in the country. After the end of World War II, the Kuwait Government took the initiative of investing money in the sphere of education, building many schools and universities.
The constitutional amendment of 1962 assures that education is the fundamental right of all citizens. Hence, primary school education was made compulsory in 1965 and in 1967 a private school infrastructure was reestablished with ample support from the government.
Currently the number of students studying in Kuwait post a promising figure of 500,000, which is about 30 percent of the entire population. Kuwait Education also encompass the private and international schools that are sponsored by foreign countries. The Bayan Bilingual School,the British School of Kuwait, the American International School, the American Schools of Kuwait and the French School are some of the prestigious international schools in Kuwait.
The Kuwaiti government is taking ample steps in investing maximum amount of funds toward the growth and development of Kuwait Education.
Education is meant for the widening up of the horizon and facing the challenges of the real world. Kuwait University has successfully kept up to this mark. Having faced the grievances of foreign powers, the University of Kuwait is preparing its students for a bigger and a harsher world outside their homes.
The various graduate and post graduate courses that the Kuwait University offers prepare the students in thinking diversely and make them efficient in critical analysis and interaction capabilities.
The Kuwait University has fourteen colleges under it, all of them having the best and the most efficient staff. Students can opt for education in science, humanities, arts and fine arts.
The university of Kuwait also provides doctoral and PhD programs, which assure best future Kuwait academicians and theoreticians. Students are also provided advanced amenities, which include well stacked libraries, science laboratories, canteens and educational excursions. The Kuwait University Dean of Admission and Registration Affairs has a great role to play in the administration and the regulation of admission policies in Kuwait University. With the growing number of students seeking admission in the Kuwait University, the admission policies have to be tuned in accordance. This whole regulation is not a one man affair and needs the cooperation of the various departments in the university. The guidelines and the eligibility requirements are set by the Dean of Admission and Registration Affairs and the concerned departments.
American School of Kuwait
The American School of Kuwait was founded in the year 1964 with an aim of providing American curriculum to the students of Kuwait. This was done with an aim of preparing them for higher education in the American universities. The American School of Kuwait is the result of a joint effort of both the American and the Kuwait citizens.
Presently there are around 1,385 pupils studying at the American School of Kuwait. The school is located on a sprawling campus in the outskirts of Kuwait. There are 102 classrooms, 32 laboratories, two huge libraries, two gymnasiums an indoor semi-Olympic swimming pool and many others.
Classes from kindergarten to standard 12 are taken care of in these schools. The classes begin in the month of September and end in the month of June of the following year, in accordance to the American curriculum.
Besides regular classes, the students are encouraged to participate in extra curricular activities like cultural programs, games and sports and fine arts. Apart from the normal American curriculum in Kuwait and extracurricular activities, following are the other programs in the American School of Kuwait:
- Advanced Placement
- Programs For Students Who Have Reading And Learning Disabilities
- Language Learning Programs Like Arabic, Spanish and French
- Computer Studies