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Thursday , October 29 2020

3,500 teachers stranded abroad, MOE faces crisis

MOE and MOI to lay down plan for teachers to return through direct flights

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 17: The Ministry of Education is facing a crisis as around 3,500 teachers are stuck in their countries due to the lockdown measures taken by the health authorities; including the decision to ban the entry of direct flights from 34 countries at Kuwait International Airport, reports Al-Jarida daily quoting sources from the educational sector.

Sources revealed the six educational districts have identified the number of stranded teachers including 900 in Ahmadi Educational District — 300 of whom are Gulf nationals, 400 in Jahra Educational District, 700 in Hawally Educational District and 450 in Farwaniya Educational District.

Sources said the ministry intends to coordinate with the health authorities and its interior counterpart to lay down a mechanism for these teachers to return to the country through direct flights.  Sources added these teachers will be asked to quarantine in a hotel at their own expense to ensure they are free from corona before resuming work, hinting on the possibility that the Interior Ministry will be asked to issue entry visas for the teachers whose have residency permits expired.

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