Bid to get ban on ‘foreigners’ lifted

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KUWAIT CITY, Aug 7: The Ministry of Education has reportedly allocated 3,000 job grades for non-Kuwaitis in the administrative sector for fiscal 2022-2023 — 2,000 job grades for educational staff and 1,000 are for cleaners, reports Al-Rai daily, The daily added, that the ministry is collaborating with the Civil Service Bureau to lift the ban on these job grades and include them in the current fiscal year’s budget before the new academic year kicks in.

The recruitment of non-Kuwaiti staff will primarily focus on rare disciplines, with special emphasis on mathematics, physics, and music education for female teachers. Additionally, other disciplines such as chemistry, biology, and geology will also be considered for hiring foreign teachers. The Ministry has already initiated the process of fulfilling the required numbers through local channels, but if there is a shortage, foreign contracting from Jordan and Palestine will be explored. Those who are seeking employment in the education sector must meet certain criteria with minimum ‘good’ general grade and the maximum age for applicants, except for female physical education teachers, is 45 years. Female physical education teacher applicants should be under 32 years of age.

Moreover, non-Kuwaiti teachers can only be employed if there are no registered Kuwaiti candidates in the central employment system at the Civil Service Commission. Experience is a crucial factor for all applicants, except for female physical education teachers. Those with non-educational qualifications must have three years of experience, while those with educational qualifications should have at least two years of experience. For appointment, applicants must present a government or private experience certificate, and it should not be obtained through the quota and wage system. All certificates must be officially documented.

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