Durra opens maid re­cruit­ment from Philip­pines for KD 850

Com­pany sets re­cruit­ment cost at KD 850 per maid

Kuwait Times - - Front Page - By A Saleh

KUWAIT: Al-Durra Do­mes­tic Helpers Com­pany’s Chair­man Ali Al-Kan­dari an­nounced open­ing of re­cruit­ing do­mes­tic helpers from the Philip­pines af­ter the res­o­lu­tion of the re­cent cri­sis, adding that the re­cruit­ment cost would be KD 850 per maid. Kan­dari added that re­cruit­ment will of­fi­cially open in a few days, start­ing with lim­ited num­bers. No­tably, re­cruit­ment of Filipina maids had been sus­pended for around 10 months af­ter a maid was killed in Kuwait.

Re­place­ment pol­icy

Deputy Prime Min­is­ter and For­eign Min­is­ter Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Sabah stressed that the min­istry is com­mit­ted to ap­ply­ing the gov­ern­ment’s ‘re­place­ment pol­icy’ in all pub­lic po­si­tions oc­cu­pied by ex­pats. Re­spond­ing to an in­quiry by MP Ab­dulka­reem AlKan­dari about the num­ber of ex­pats in his min­istry, Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled stressed that only one ex­pat over 55 is work­ing in a pub­lic po­si­tion as an ad­vi­sor, while 24 oth­ers work in as­sis­tant tech­ni­cal jobs as couri­ers, as­sis­tant elec­tri­cians, of­fice boys and as­sis­tant of­fice boys, elec­tri­cians, wait­ers, as­sis­tant chefs and driv­ers, whose con­tracts had been re­newed be­cause their ser­vices are needed. He added that the to­tal num­ber of ex­pats work­ing for the min­istry is 135, in­clud­ing only five in pub­lic po­si­tions as ad­vi­sor, se­nior le­gal ad­vi­sor, trans­la­tor, typ­ist and tech­ni­cian.

Jor­da­nian uni­ver­si­ties

The Na­tional Bureau for Aca­demic Ac­cred­i­ta­tion and Ed­u­ca­tion Qual­ity is cur­rently re­view­ing lists of ac­cred­ited Arab uni­ver­si­ties, said in­formed sources, not­ing that a new list of ac­cred­ited Jor­da­nian uni­ver­si­ties will be re­leased soon. The sources added that ac­cred­ited uni­ver­si­ties are de­ter­mined ac­cord­ing to their aca­demic lev­els and per­for­mance.

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