MINISTRY TO TERMINATE SERVICES OF 1,875 EXPAT TEACHERS

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KUWAIT CITY, March 1: The Ministry of Education plans to terminate the services of 1,875 expatriate teachers working in schools, which the public education sector has identified and their services will be terminated at the end of the current academic year 2022/23, and the end-of-service decisions will be issued, which will be determined according to the academic stage in which the teacher works, reports Al-Jarida daily. In this context, educational sources said the public education sector identified the names of the teachers who are covered by the service termination plan that was recently approved by the Ministry of Education, explaining that lists of names were sent last Wednesday to the administrative sector, in light of which the procedures for terminating their services were initiated, and the ministry will start by handing them end-of-service notices.

The sources said that the process of determining the names was based on the opinion of the educational regions and the technical directions of the academic subjects. In other news, the labor market – both governmental and private – received 14,617 male and female citizens in one year, bringing the total national employment in the two sectors to 438,803 male and female employees as of September 30, 2022, compared to 424,186 the previous year.

Kuwaitis continue in the third place in terms of the labor force in the two sectors after Indians and Egyptians, reports Al-Rai daily. According to the latest statistics of the Central Statistics Bureau, the two labor sectors, excluding the family sector (domestic workers and the like) showed a significant progress in the number of workers from Nepal, which increased from 40,102 to 56,489, an estimated rate of about 40 percent.

Indian workers increased from 451,381 on September 30, 2021 to 476,335 on September 30, 2022, thereby pushing the Egyptian workers to second place, despite the latter’s increase by about 10,000 from 456,646 to 467,074. With a decrease from 161,154 to 158,911, workers from Bangladesh are in fourth place, followed by Pakistanis with a decrease from 70,386 to 68,755, then workers from the Philippines with an increase from 63,279 to 65,260, followed by workers from Syria, Nepal, Jordan and Lebanon. According to the statistics, the number of Syrian workers decreased from 65,925 to 63,680, which means 2,245 Syrian workers left the market. Also, 29 Lebanese workers exited the market, reducing the number of Lebanese workers from 20,300 on September 30, 2021 to 20,271 on September 30, 2022.

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