Civil Service Commission sets aside KD 78 million indemnity for expatriate teachers.
10 August 2022, 12:00 AM
31 August 2022, 12:00 AM
The Civil Service Commission has transferred end-of-service benefits for expatriate teachers to the concerned departments in the Ministry of Education, for which 78 million dinars have been allocated for fiscal 2021-2022, reports Al-Rai daily.
“An educational source told the daily, “the approved budget is an estimate according to the number of expected resignations, and the lists of those covered by compulsory retirement and annual replacement, and that it is subject to increase if necessary,” according to an educational source.
The source explained that the CSC has not yet determined the number of suspended jobs in the Ministry of Education for the new fiscal year, but it is unlikely that they will include educational jobs, as the ratio of Kuwaiti teachers to expatriates currently ranges from 72.5% compared to 27.5%, (63,955 male and female teachers are citizens and 24,393 non-citizens, with a total of 88,348).
Meanwhile, the concerned authorities in the Ministry of Education are working on completing the procedures for appointing educational cadres based on the specializations required to meet the needs of schools in preparation for the next school year 2022/2023, reports Aljarida daily. According to educational sources, the Ministry of Education has finally announced the specializations it requires for local and foreign contracts. The number of locally and internationally hired teachers working in public schools is 84,125 teachers in various disciplines.