Kuwait’s Saad Al Abdullah Academy for Security Studies graduated nearly 1,000 new police officers during a COVID-19-curtailed ceremony in March 2021. It was the police academy’s largest graduating class ever.
Kuwaiti Minister of Interior His Highness Sheikh Thamir Ali Al Sabah Al Salim Al Sabah, who witnessed the ceremony, announced that Kuwait University would accept the police academy’s top 45 graduates should they want to pursue higher education.
Lt. Ahmed Al-Kindi, who placed first in his graduating class, thanked his instructors for preparing cadets for assignments that include preventing the spread of COVID-19. “My joy today is indescribable,” he said.
Lt. Omar Abdullah added: “I am proud of myself and my comrades as we skillfully performed theoretical and practical duties during the course of studies.”
To earn a bachelor’s degree at the police academy, cadets must complete 197 credits over four years. The Kuwaiti Police Academy was established in 1994, but changed its name in 1997 to Saad Al Abdullah Academy for Security Studies in recognition
of the role played by the former Kuwaiti Interior Minister Sheikh
Saad Al Abdullah Al Salem Al Sabah.
Academy Director-General Maj. Gen. Nasser Bourisly praised his staff and students for succeeding in their final year of studies despite the shutdowns caused by the viral pandemic.
“When the work of the academy shrank as a result of the pandemic, we faced a challenge, which is how to continue with field training and classroom lectures while adhering to coronavirus protective measures,” he said. “But we succeeded.”
Source: Kuwait News Agency