Prof. Moudi Al-Humoud, President of the Arab Open University (AOU), announced that the AOU branches operating in eight Arab countries including Kuwait welcome the graduates of the General Secondary School Certificates (GSSC) who fulfill the admission requirements and conditions determined by the University or competent authorities of the Branch country.
This came in a press statement on the sidelines of the announcement of GSSC results for the academic year 2016/2017 by Dr. Mohammed Al-Fares, Minister of Education and Higher Education of the State of Kuwait. Prof. Al-Humoud congratulated the graduates, wishing them success and progress in their educational life to contribute to building their countries. Al-Humoud also wished good luck to the students who were not able to pass this year.
On behalf of the AOU staff, she also extended her gratitude and appreciation to all students’ parents and teaching and administrative staff of all schools of the Ministry of Education in Kuwait for their support and assistance to their students who have been able to achieve the best results.
Al-Humoud stressed the importance of graduates’ choice of suitable academic majors that meet their desires, labor market requirements and development plans as well as the comprehensive development in Kuwait and in other branch countries.
Al-Humoud pointed out under the partnership with the Open University in the UK, the AOU adopts a high quality and diverse blended learning system, combining traditional learning, self-learning and e-learning, which suits students' capabilities and circumstances and allows students to attend their lectures flexibly. She also said the AOU degrees are equal to others awarded by Arab and international universities and accredited by official accreditation authorities in branch countries and by other accreditation bodies.
Al-Humoud said that the AOU offers a range of academic programs taught in English such as B.A. programme in English Language and Literature (in one of its tracks, English Language and Literature, and Translation), B.Sc. Programme in Information Technology and Computing (in one of its tracks, Information Technology and Computing, Computing, Information Technology and Communication, Computing and Business Track, Software Development, Network and Information Security), and B.A. Programme in Business Studies (in one of its tracks, Accounting, Economics, System Practice, HR, Finance/Microfinance). The graduate will be awarded two certificates, one from the AOU and another one from the OU, UK. Some AOU branches offer a number of Bachelor degrees and higher diplomas in Education taught in Arabic; in addition, bachelor degrees in Graphic Design, Multimedia, Media, and Accounting, and Master degrees such as MBA, MSc in Computing, and MA in languages are offered in these branches.