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KUWAIT: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah has gracefully granted citizenship to 300 persons, in the latest Amiri gesture that depicts His Highness’ humanitarian approach, announced the Minister of Interior yesterday.

The Amiri decision covers 180 children of Kuwaiti widows and divorcees and 120 children and grandchildren of the naturalized “of the legal age,” said Sheikh Mohammad Khaled Al-Hamad Al- Sabah, who doubles as the Deputy Prime Minister, in a statement, during a visit to headquarters of the General Directorate for Citizenship (GDC).

The graceful Amiri gesture will be officially announced next week after Cabinet’s endorsement, the minister said, while he was looking, first-hand, into the question of passports’ issue delay at the GDC. Falsifying the citizenship “is not allowed at all,” he said, alluding to some such cases where culprits must be uncovered. Minister Sheikh Mohammad indicated that he would follow up on replacement of old passports with electronic ones, simultaneously with applying the DNA print.

He urged the department personnel to maintain secrecy of the personal data, serve the citizens in the best fashion possible and deal humanely with special needs’ cases. Separately, the minister examined Saad Al- Abdullah Academy for Security Sciences, namely the revamping schemes.

The academy, in the coming two years, will be subject to comprehensive review of its curricula, teachers’ competence and training methods, Sheikh Mohammad declared. He underscored necessity of cadets’ dispatch to foreign states for specialized studies, particularly in sectors where such education is needed, namely the Coast Guards and the Police Air Force. — KUNA