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Move to fill shortage of teachers in schools
KUWAIT CITY, April 28: The Ministry of Education is in the process of opening the door to sign contracts with teachers from Jordan and Palestine to fill the shortage in schools, after a hiatus of about 3 years due to the Covid-19 pandemic, reports Al-Qabas quoting ministry sources.
The same sources told the daily, the Coordination and Follow-up Department of the public education sector has identified its needs to hire non- Kuwaiti educational staff, in the context of organizing and providing the requirements for the next academic year (2022- 2023), especially with plans to open new schools in the near future. The sources indicated the public education sector has addressed the Undersecretary of the ministry Dr. Ali Al-Yaqoub regarding the need to hire non-Kuwaiti male and female teachers for the following specializations — English, French, mathematics, science, chemistry, physics, biology and geology.
The sources indicated the public education sector has identified only two countries, Jordan and Palestine, to recruit new teachers through the foreign contracting committees, indicating there is a proposal for the committee members to visit one country in next June and the other country in July. The sources stated the Coordination Department has also determined the number of faculty members required from the two countries in each specialty, a total of 645 male and female teachers wanted in all specializations, which may increase or decrease according to existing variables and requests, as the need for English language is put at 80 male teachers only, and 20 male teachers for French, mathematics 310 teachers, science 65 teachers, chemistry 35 teachers, physics 65 teachers, biology 35 teachers finally geology 35.
Undersecretary Al-Yacoub is said to have agreed to the request and referred the matter to the administrative sector to complete the procedures. The sources indicated that the Ministry of Education will ask its foreign counterpart to instruct the competent authorities in the two countries to publish the announcement in two widely read daily newspapers, twice in each newspaper on an inside page, and also to announce on the radio during appropriate periods like what was done in previous years. The applications should be received from the date of the announcement until the arrival of the delegation members to conduct interviews.