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Monday , November 29 2021

53% Kuwaitis opt for private sector

‘Delay in cash for students abroad will be tackled’

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 27: A report issued by the National Employment Sector of the Public Authority for Manpower shows many Kuwaitis now prefer to work in the private sector, although the number of those preferring to work in government sector has not waned, reports Al-Qabas daily. The report, a copy of which has been obtained by the daily, say since the beginning of this year 8,537 Kuwaitis or 53.2 of all the registered individuals have shown their interest to work in the private sector The report indicated that the number of Kuwaitis wanting jobs in the private sector is the highest compared to nine years ago, while the percentage is expected to rise until the end of this year.

The report pointed out that the registered number of those desiring to work in the “private sector” between 2010 and 2020 was between 5 to 7 thousand citizens, while the highest number of citizens who opted to work in government sector was more than 65 per cent. Meanwhile, the Minister of Higher Education Dr. Mohammad Al-Fares affirmed the follow-up of the issue related to the delay in disbursing allowance to students on overseas scholarships since September, reports Al-Rai daily.

In a press statement, Dr. Al-Fares said, “The delay in disbursing the financial allowance may lead to our students missing out on the opportunity to study abroad or the loss of their future if their families are unable to support them. The issue is being followed up by the undersecretary of the Ministry to find out its details, causes and treatment.” On the other hand, a number of department heads and instructors of the Ministry of Education who are supervising the training of intern students from the colleges of Education and Basic Education revealed the delay in the disbursement of their dues by Kuwait University and the Public Authority for Applied Education prior to the COVID-19 crisis, which is about two years ago.

They clarified that the value of the reward for each student is KD 125, with a maximum of five students for each instructor or department head. They said, “Every time they study the issue to find out the reasons for the delay, the response they get is that the lists have been referred and the payment is being completed”. In an another development, the Kuwait Airways Corporation (KAC) announced Tuesday, that it will resume commercial flights to Baku, the capital of the Azerbaijan, from Nov 18 — with two flights per week, reports Al- Qabas daily. The KAC director of Public Relations and Media Department, Fayez Al-Enezi, said in a press statement that the scheduled commercial fl ights to Baku will be on Sundays and Thursdays of each week. He added, Baku is one of the destinations that have increased in demand recently.

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