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Pass test to confirm qualification, says Labour Minister

The Labour Minister in Kuwait has emphasized on specifying the exact job descriptions in the Kuwaiti labour market, so as to facilitate appointment of qualified personnel that fulfill their specifications.

The Social Affairs and LAbour Minister, Dr. Mohammad Al-Afasi, during a recent meeting of the Higher Committee for Kuwaiti Vocational Qualification, said that employees will have to pass tests to confirm their qualifications. According to the Minister such a step will help in implementation of the development plan.

The Deputy Head of the Committee, Dr. Humoud Al-Mudhaf, said that job description of nearly 200 professions in Kuwait labour market has been specified, but the decision to be issued by the Minister will specify 23 professions in the job market wherein, the candidates will have to pass tests held by the committee prior to accepting their appointments.

These professions, including teachers of special needs students, carpenters, social and psychological specialists, aluminum technicians, car mechanics, elevator technicians, computer programmers, computer engineers, welders, system analysts, lab technicians, pharmacists and more.

There are a total of 3500 professions in Kuwait job market, out of which, 200 have already been specified during the past six years, he noted.

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