Human rights' education should be integrated in educational curriculums around the globe, said a Kuwait diplomat here Friday.
Speaking at the 23rd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), Diplomatic Attache at the Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Abdullah Al-Saleh said that Kuwait integrated a human rights subject into the education curriculum as a step to plant in the seeds of respecting human dignity.
He also noted that the Kuwaiti constitution, founded in 1961, encouraged notions of human rights and the respect of others beliefs. The official touched on the origins of education in Kuwait, noting that schools teaching basic writing and the Quran were present in Kuwait since 1800s. The diplomat also focused on educational statistics, revealing that there were over 561,862 educated people in the country with over 67,000 teachers providing their knowledge in around 1,359 public and private educational facilities.
Kuwait successfully tackled the problem of illiteracy, bringing the number of uneducated people to 2.5 percent according to statistics in 2012, said Al-Saleh, affirming that education was provided for all people including the disabled.
Al-Saleh also discussed higher education in Kuwait, noting that Kuwait University (KU) was established in 1966 as a step to offer knowledge seeker further develop their academic skills and careers.