KUWAIT CITY, July 19: Ministry of Education has initiated steps toward enforcing the compulsory transfer of teachers starting from academic year 2017/2018.
Educational sources disclosed the process will begin with the transfer of 60 teachers (male and female) from Jahra and Ahmadi to Hawalli and Capital educational zones respectively, and includes 15 teachers of Geology and 15 Social Studies teachers from each zone.
They stressed the ministry considered it necessary to transfer 100 teachers but the number went down to 60 after some teachers who earlier filed for resignation revoked their decision. They explained the ministry gives priority to bachelors who receive no housing allowance from the ministry and excludes female teachers who are married to Kuwaiti men and those with children in those schools.
They revealed the ministry’s intention to appoint heads of department in the schools having over 27 classes and student population of 700 beginning academic year 2017/2018. They indicated the decision on compulsory transfer will be activated in the coming week and circulars dispatched to relevant educational areas.
Concerning readiness for the new academic year, sources reiterated the Assistant Undersecretary for Public Education Affairs Fatima Al-Kandari has since addressed the directors of educational areas to follow up the maintenance contracts, especially those of A/C and water coolers, while restoring damaged furniture to receive students for the new academic year.
Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Studies, Professor Benyan Saud Al-Turki, has criticized university teachers who built their academic reputation upon scientific researches done by others, reports Al-Qabas daily.
In an interview with Al-Shahed daily, Al-Turki said his journal discusses various issues of interest to the elite in society, the upper class and ordinary readers. He stressed the crime of fake certificates became a public issue and deserves public opinion.
He noted some teachers hold titles they didn’t earn, as they depended on others’ efforts and their category is common in many societies. He blames some international journals for contributing to the growing phenomenon.
by publishing researches for money, even as personal relations also play effective role in the issue.