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MoE puts travel permits on hold
KUWAIT CITY, April 13: The Ministry of Education has instructed the administrations of schools to stop the issuance of travel permits to teachers before and after the official holidays and weekends, reports Al-Rai daily. The daily obtained a copy of the ministry’s circular to the administrations of schools, stating that based on the letter of the undersecretary dated Jan 6, 2015; the administrations of schools are allowed to grant travel permits to non-Kuwaiti teachers as a competent authority in this regard.
However, to ensure the smooth flow of work, a decision was taken later to stop granting leave days before and after the weekend, end of the school year, and official holidays — National Day, Liberation Day, Eid Al-Fitr, Eid Al-Adha, Hijri New Year, Isra and Mi’raj, and the Prophet’s (PBUH) birthday.
The ministry indicated that the law prohibits the employee from taking sick or emergency leave before or after the holiday or official leave. Therefore, he should not be granted a permit to travel on these days. A teacher, who goes on special leave, obtains his travel permit from the Vacation and Final Departure Department in the concerned educational district, not the administration of the school.