Plan to hire Palestinian, Jordanian teachers

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KUWAIT CITY, May 21: The Ministry of Education (MoE) has identified the need for external recruitment of members of the educational staff for the next academic year of 2023/2024. It is working on contracting again with 600 male and female teachers from Palestine and Jordan in order to fill the shortage in schools and meet their requirements for teachers, reports Al-Qabas daily.

According to informed sources, the administrative sector received a letter from the Assistant Undersecretary for Public Education Osama Al-Sultan regarding the need of schools for non-Kuwaiti teachers for the next academic year. The number of specializations required from externally contracted teachers for the next year is eight – English, French, Mathematics, General science, Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Geology. Al-Sultan specified only two countries – Jordan and Palestine – to recruit new male and female teachers through the external contracting committees. No other nationality residing in the contracting country will be accepted.

The date for the official announcement of these contracts and the submission of applications electronically, or the timing of the committees’ travel, has not been determined due to the circumstances that the Ministry of Education is going through and the administrative vacuum that it suffers from. It is expected to be determined after the end of the year-end exams and the appointment of an undersecretary.

The Department of Coordination and Follow-up in the Public Education Sector has also determined the number of members of the educational staff required from the two countries in each specialization. The total number of required teachers is 590 male and female teachers in all specializations, which may increase or decrease according to the variables and existing requests. There is a need for 80 male English language, 50 male French teachers, 270 male and female Mathematics teachers, 60 male and female General science teachers, 25 male and female Chemistry teachers, 60 Physics teachers, 25 Biology teachers, and 20 Geology teachers.

The sources indicated that the announcement of the opening of the door for external contracting for teachers from Jordan and Palestine to work in the public education sector for the next academic year of 2023/2024 is ready in the administrative sector, and is awaiting the green light from Al-Sultan to upload it to the official website of the Ministry of Education.

They revealed that the Ministry of Education will ask its foreign counterpart to instruct the concerned authorities in the two countries to publish the announcement of the teacher’s request in two of the widely circulated daily newspapers, twice for each newspaper on an internal page, and to announce the broadcast on the radio during appropriate periods, in comparison to what happened in previous years. Those applications will be received from the date of issuance of the announcement, until the arrival of the external contracting committees to conduct interviews.

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