MoE dept refutes rumors about expat teachers

KUWAIT CITY, April 4: Director of Human Resources Department in the Ministry of Education Saoud Al-Jowaiser has refuted rumors that spread among expatriate teachers about bargaining with those whose services were terminated to allow them to transfer to another sponsor in lieu of their end-of-service benefits, reports Al-Rai daily.

Al-Jowaiser stressed that the rumor is baseless as the ministry does not mind if these teachers transfer to other sponsors upon the termination of their contracts. He went on to say that the ministry continues to appoint expatriate teachers under the second contract with the same conditions, as the Civil Service Commission (CSC) did not issue an official directive about any amendment in this regard.

He affirmed the contracts for new teachers stipulates indemnity and there is no truth to the allegation that they will be appointed under special contracts stipulating wages based on the work done. On the other hand, an official in the educational sector has warned about the possible shortage of teachers in certain subjects at the beginning of academic year 2018/2019, particularly in schools located in remote areas as Kuwaiti teachers will most likely reject such posts.

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