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Wednesday , October 21 2020

Expat teachers housing allowance to be cut – MoE earmarks KD 614,000 for National Day operetta

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 6: At a time when the Ministry of Education was celebrating International Teachers Day, Civil Service Commission decided to reduce the value of accommodation allowance for male and female expatriate teachers from KD 150 to KD 60, reports Al-Seyassah daily.

In a statement, the commission said the decision was part of government’s plan to streamline expenditure, and the information negates judgment delivered by the Administrative Court in February, indicating item 2 of the commission’s decision that sets accommodation allowance for female teachers as KD 60 and KD 150 for their male counterparts is unconstitutional.

This was the reason the commission raised the allowance to KD 150.

Meanwhile, Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr Bader Al-Essa declared that desirable development is impossible in Kuwait unless education improves. He also said the ministry sees a brighter future through teachers, as he congratulated teachers across the country and commended their efforts toward building future generations that can face challenges.

Meanwhile, acting Undersecretary at the Ministry of Education Fahad Al-Ghais recently announced that KD 614,000 is earmarked for the National Day operetta to be held in honor of HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al- Ahmad in February 2017. He added the ministry also approved bonuses for 300 male and female employees contributing to the presentation of the operetta, reports Al-Rai daily.

He indicated the bonuses range from KD 500 to KD 2,600 per employee, noting he has since requested Civil Service Commission (CSC) to approve bonuses for deserved employees as done in previous years.

For his part, Undersecretary at the Ministry of Education Haitham Al-Athari requested his counterpart to grant 1,200 male and female students participating in the operetta KD 300 bonus per person, saying roughly 1,200 male and female students are participating in the operetta alongside 200 employees conducting rehearsals in Bayan Palace for 49 days prior to the event.

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