KUWAIT CITY, Feb 23: In line with the policy of the Education Ministry to replace non-Kuwaiti teachers, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Education Affairs Fatima Al-Kandari said the initial step will be taken in March when 25 percent of non-Kuwaiti teachers in each subject will be dismissed, reports Al-Shahed daily.
Al-Kandari clarified this will not be done randomly, contrary to what some people have been claiming, as the initial stage will be terminating the contracts of non-Kuwaiti teachers who have been in service for 30 years or more.
Meanwhile, Minister of Public Works Abdulrahman Al-Mutawa affirmed Thursday the ministry’s keenness on reviving Rahiya area, northern country, and resolving the issue of millions of scrap tires that have been dumped in the area for a long period of time.
Al-Mutawa made his remarks to reporters on the sidelines his two inspection tours to Rahiya, south of Jahra area, and the Sulaibiya Wastewater Treatment and Reclamation Plant. He explained that his visit to Rahiya was to get acquainted with the performance of companies that are currently carrying out implementation of the area’s revival plan, he said, adding his visit also aimed at facilitating the companies’ task in making Rahiya viable for residency and suitable for living.
For his part, Director-General of Environment Public Authority (EPA) Sheikh Abdullah Ahmad Al- Humoud Al-Sabah said that the revival of Rahiya project is very large one and requires tremendous effort to end the environmental suffering in the area, which caused by the occasional burning of millions of dumped scrap tires, releasing, as a result, toxic pollutants that are harmful to health.