Kuwait University has a reward for the rare academic studies such as mechanical engineering and medicine to encourage students to assign in them. In 1997 the department of architecture was established. it has very limited spaces and facilities compared to what is required but it functioned after all, and to compensate with the departments shortage of needed supplies. the university committee offered 300 KD per season for each student to manage his/her financial issues.
100 KD is another financial offer by the university as a social support, which the students can take according to an application they fill about their personal status.
However, since last year, there was a lot of moving forces "appeared to be" driven from the students association towards offering the 100 KD to everybody, and -if I'm not mistaken- followed the civil denied demand from the government to cover all their loans.
and just recently, we heard of a new slogan: "A university without charges!". every student now goes home with good income compared to the effort of studying, and no thought whatsoever about how many more important things we need as students for a better flow to achieve what we plan to do. the biggest achievement in Khaldiya (the engineering campus) for example is a new fence around the university to stay secure from any student in holidays. another achievement is erecting a new expansion floor to allow more space -i think- to the department of architecture, which is something i really do appreciate. yet it is a very slow process compared to the fence and the financial offers to the students, which was fast enough to exceed ,also, the time was taken to convince the university in offering the department of architecture financial support due to the vast amount of money we pay from the students pocket money because of the lack of enough workshops and materials in which they made us collect all our payment bills and give to them as if we ask for charity.
i understand that just giving us money is a faster solution to make us satisfied, but we are not responsible to make the university a better place when the money is transferred to our accounts. besides it won't take a lot of effort to make it so by the enormous number of employees enjoying their buffets or checking their emails in their time of work.