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Wednesday , February 26 2020

7.8% of public sector employees do not have elementary level certificate

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 29: According to statistics prepared by the Civil Services Commission (CSC), there are 28,274 employees without elementary level certificate working in the public sector as of beginning of October 2019, reports Aljarida daily.

The aforementioned number constitutes 7.8 percent of the entire public sector employees. About 20,132 of them are Kuwaitis.

This number increased by three percent in the last six months. Sources from CSC explained that the increase in the number of national employees is linked to the effects of enforcing Kuwaitization (replacement) policy which does not require any educational certificates for jobs relating to correspondences, security guards, cleaning supervisors and some others that only require how to read and write. Most of the state institutions have abandoned hiring expatriate workers in order to give opportunities to Kuwaitis.

CSC has been coordinating with these state institutions in order to prioritize the hiring of Kuwaiti workers who have mid-level education or less in order to fill the available vacancies.

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