No intention to address concerned authorities on suspension of bonus to teachers

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KUWAIT CITY, Feb 6: Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr Bader Al-Essa said the ministry has no intention to address the concerned authorities on the suspension of the disbursement of excellent job performance incentive for teachers in the coming years in line with the policy on rationalizing public expenditures, reports Al-Qabas daily.

Al-Essa clarified the issue is under the jurisdiction of the Civil Service Commission (CSC) and the Ministry of Finance which are currently conducting a study in this regard. He said the ministry is contemplating on shutting down Al-Tarbawiya Channel to reduce expenses, especially since the purposes for the establishment of the channel have not been served so far.

He clarified the decision will be finalized after discussing it with the concerned authorities; reiterating that in case they decide to close the channel, it will be in line with the rationalization policy because a big part of the students are not benefiting from it.

On the prevalence of private tutorial services, Al-Essa pointed out the parents are contributing to the spread of this phenomenon, admitting it is difficult to totally stop the practice although the concerned authorities like the ministries of Interior and Commerce have been asked to look into the issue.

Enumerating some factors behind the prevalence of private tutorial services, Al-Essa disclosed some students find it difficult to understand the explanation of teachers in the classroom and parents have opted for private tutorials rather than reporting the problem to the administration of the school.

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