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‘700 stranded public schools teachers are still getting paid’

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MoE to link all its institutions with integrated general plan of action

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 20: The Minister of Education and Minister of Higher Education Dr Ali Al-Mudhaf has issued instructions to link all educational institutions with an integrated general plan of action aimed at developing education from early stages in to higher education to enhance the process of cooperation and integration between these institutions to serve students and provide all requirements and educational opportunities in various specializations needed by Kuwait.

The sources indicated this came when the minister presided over the first meeting of the Ministry’s Undersecretaries and Assistant Undersecretaries and called on the senior officials of the Ministry of Education to cooperate and exert concerted efforts between various sectors in the interest of developing education and students, who are the basic pillars of nation building. He expressed his hope that the COVID-19 pandemic will eventually subside and life will return to normal, especially with the decline in the number of infections, and called on everyone to work under one umbrella to achieve desired goals.

The sources said the meeting dealt with several topics that were initiated by the Undersecretary of the Ministry Faisal Maqsid. During the meeting it was disclosed that about 700 teachers of government schools who are stranded abroad due to their inability to return to Kuwait due to the circumstances of the corona pandemic are still getting their salaries paid for the past 10 months in spite of the decision by the Civil Service Commission to stop paying their salaries and consider them as ‘terminated’ from work due to compelling circumstances.

Meanwhile, the sources stated Al- Maqsid reviewed the ministry’s plan and the preparations that have been made for return to school in accordance with traditional education if the health authorities permit.

By Abdulrahman Al- Shammari Al-Seyassah Staff

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