No increase in stipend for married students

A proposal to increase the stipend of married students has been rejected by the Minister of Social Affairs Saad Al-Kharaz.

Responding to the proposal by lawmakers, Khalil Abdullah, Adnan Abdul-Samad, Awdah Al-Ruwai’e, Ahmad Al-Fadhl and Khalid Al-Shatti, the minister said that increasing the stipend from KD559 to KD700 could lead to claims from other quarters and result in severe financial burden on the state budget.