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Dr. Kent MacDonald, President of Algonquin College, Mr. Hamed Al Bader, Vice Chairman of Orient Education Services, Kuwait and Mr. Saud Jafar, Chairman of Algonquin College-Kuwait renewed their agreement recently at Algonquin College's Main Campus in Ottawa, Canada to establish Algonquin College-Kuwait as a branch campus providing high quality Algonquin programs and credentials in Kuwait. Attendees were Dr. Fahad Al Naser, Cultural Attache and Mr. Anas Al Saloum, Third Secretary, Embassy of the State of Kuwait in Ottawa, Canada. In attendance from Algonquin College were the Vice President Academic, Claude Brule, International Education Centre Director Ernest Mulvey, and a number of Deans and Department Chairs.

Orient Education Services Co. (OES) was granted an Amiri Decree in 2010 to establish and operate Algonquin College – Kuwait and has begun the process of constructing a state of the art, purpose built facility offering the latest in educational technology, design, and student centred learning environments. Innovative features will include a “Green” sustainable building design, intensive use of Information Communication Technology (ICT) enhanced and supported learning across all program areas and multi-media rich “smart” classrooms, full broadband wireless access across all campus areas, and a campus wide networked learning environment.

AC-Kuwait will begin offering programs in 2014.  Initial diploma program offerings will include Business Accounting, Business Marketing, Computer Programmer and Computer Systems Technician and diploma programs, with additional programs to follow. Graduates of these programs will receive internationally recognized diplomas from Algonquin College in Canada and will have the option of further study and degree completion through Algonquin’s credential recognition agreements with a wide range of colleges and universities in Canada and globally.