KUWAIT CITY, Dec 27: Head of Ministry of Higher Education’s workers union Dr Khaled Al-Barrak confirmed the mass exodus of ministry employees, noting the fast spreading trend can be felt in the corridors of the ministry, reports Al-Anba daily.
In a statement to the daily, Dr Al-Barrak indicated lack of financial incentives and privileges and absence of career care and appreciation at work rendered a significant number of employees in the ministry to seek greener pastures in other institutions that suit their academic qualifications and experiences.
“Lack of financial incentives for diligent and experienced employees, coupled with lack of job security, acceptance and comfortability have rendered the work environment repellent in the Ministry of Higher Education, as it doesn’t meet the aspirations of employees despite being a significant ministry and important in the level of the State”, he noted.
Dr Al-Barrak expressed fears on the recent phenomenon, saying “if the current situation persists without the intervention of officials in the ministry at some point in time, its departments will lose excellent employees having a wealth of experience and high academic achievements, and it will negatively affect the performance of the ministry as a whole.”
He suggested establishing a new mechanism to determine financial incentives and privileges that could satisfy the employees based on their qualifications and experiences in order for the ministry to maintain its staff, especially those having worked for many years and gaining enough experience to render them assets in whichever department or position they serve.