Kuwait keen to replace expat teachers – Supervisory positions first

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KUWAIT CITY, Dec 28: The Minister of Education and the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Dr. Hamad Al-Adwani, said the Ministry of Education is determined to overhaul the teaching jobs in line with the state’s plan. Al-Adwani said in a press statement the Ministry of Education is continuing its policy of Kuwaitization according to the government’s direction and the state’s plan to implement the policy of replacing foreigners with Kuwaitis. He pointed out that this is in line with the Kuwaiti Constitution, which stipulates in Article 26 the citizen’s right to public employment and based on Civil Service Commission Resolution No. 11 of 2017 regarding the rules and procedures for “Kuwaitization” of government jobs.

He explained the Ministry of Education’s plan towards the Kuwaitization policy includes two main tracks — the first is the urgent Kuwaitization of the supervisory positions (heads of departments) by determining the specializations that will be Kuwaitized based on the numbers candidates on the waiting lists. The second track includes the termination of the services of non-Kuwaiti teachers in specializations in which there are appropriate numbers of the national component, according to the needs of each region and educational stage separately, in order to enable Kuwaiti teachers and children of Kuwaiti women to take up these jobs.

Al-Adwani added this will contribute to a decrease in unemployment and provide greater job opportunities for the Kuwaitis. The percentage of Kuwaitization, he said, will be through the application of the principle of proportionality between regions and educational stages according to different data. He stated that this comes in order to preserve the needs of the educational regions and not to prejudice their budgets, which will reflect positively on the interest of the educational process and the stability of the educational field.

He pointed out that, as a first step, after the final exams for this academic year, the services of a number of non-Kuwaiti teachers working in all educational stages in general education, private education and special education schools will be dispensed with in disciplines that have large numbers of the national component.

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