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KUWAIT CITY, Sept 17: Undersecretary at the Ministry of Education Dr Haitham Al-Athari announced that 625 teachers from the United States of America are teaching in foreign schools in Kuwait, and 11 American schools teach the American curricula to students from different nationalities, reports Al-Rai daily.
In a statement, Dr Al-Athari explained the procedure is under the framework of cooperation between Kuwait and the US in education sector. Meanwhile, Assistant Undersecretary for Financial Affairs in the Ministry of Education Yusuf Al-Najar disclosed that tenders have been fl oated for cleaning activities in four educational zones while Central Tenders Committee has started accepting bids from various companies that provide cleaning services to schools, indicating the committee is waiting for approval of the State Audit Bureau to pass all four tenders.
Al-Najar noted the previous service contract of one cleaning company has been extended for one educational zone, whereas Farwaniya educational area cleans its schools, area headquarters and affiliated departments using specific cleaning service providers through the ministry. He reaffirmed the required quota of cleaning workers for the schools, including kindergartens in all six governorates, will be fulfilled before the start of the new academic year on Sunday Sept 18.
Meanwhile, the latest statistics issued by the Civil Service Commission (CSC) disclosed that the number of civilian State employees totaled 331,077 – 247,677 citizens and 83,400 non-Kuwaitis (other Gulf nationals, Arabs and foreigners), reports Al-Qabas daily.
The statistics showed that the work experience of one third of the State employees ranges from 10 to 19 years, stating this group is the largest with 98,050 employees. Arab employees are the majority among 17,540 whose experience ranges from five to nine years, while foreign employees constitute the majority among 12,248 whose experience ranges from one to five years.
It added the Saudi employees are the majority among the Gulf employees in this group – a total of 1,447. According to the report, the number of Gulf employees totaled 3,794 and 3,560 of whom are Saudis – 93 percent of the total number of Gulf employees. Omani employees came second with 115, Bahrainis came third with 96, followed by Emiratis with 15 and Qataris with eight.
Meanwhile, 41 Gulf employees have experience exceeding 30 years including one Emirati, three Bahrainis, 29 Saudis and eight Omanis. In addition, there are 2,517 Egyptian employees whose experience exceeds 30 years whereas the Egyptian employees with experience ranging from 20 to 29 years reached 6,35