KUWAIT CITY, March 31: The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has rejected a letter from the Ministry of Education regarding the recruitment of several non-Kuwaiti History teachers; because many Kuwaitis, who hold a bachelor’s degree in History, are waiting to be employed and they have not been appointed for some time as the ministry had earlier announced there is no manpower shortage in this field, reports Al-Jarida daily quoting sources from the CSC.
Sources revealed the ministry asked the CSC if it is possible to hire experienced non-Kuwaiti History teachers to fill the shortage. The CSC explained that the rejection is in line with Decree No. 17/2017 which stipulates prioritizing Kuwaitis in the recruitment of workers for government agencies, followed by the children of Kuwaiti women married to non-Kuwaitis provided it is proven that no Kuwaiti with the needed specialization is registered in the CSC’s employment system.
Sources said this recruitment procedure is applied in various government agencies and sectors, except the health and education sectors where non-Kuwaitis are hired on the condition that the needed specialization is rare and no Kuwaiti has such specialization. This is in addition to allowing the appointment of non-Kuwaitis with rare technical specializations because the State needs them, sources added.