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Re­ports de­nied about short­age of teach­ers for ’20/21 aca­demic year

- Education · Kuwait City · Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology · Ministry of Human Resource Development · Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf · Civil Service Commission · The Gulf Cooperation Council

‘Some ap­pli­ca­tions were re­jected’

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 17: A re­li­able source from the ed­u­ca­tional sec­tor has de­nied the re­ports re­gard­ing vi­o­la­tions of the min­is­te­rial res­o­lu­tion is­sued con­cern­ing the la­bor needs of the Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion for the 2020/2021 aca­demic year re­ports AlRai daily.

He clar­i­fied that some of the ap­pli­ca­tions were re­jected be­cause the spe­cial­iza­tions are limited to a cer­tain cat­e­gory, which as per the is­sued an­nounce­ment is the chil­dren of Kuwaiti women.

The source ex­plained that all those ap­pointed in ed­u­ca­tional po­si­tions so far are cit­i­zens of the Gulf Co­op­er­a­tion Coun­cil mem­ber states, chil­dren of Kuwaiti women and Be­doun res­i­dents. No ex­pa­tri­ate teacher has been ap­pointed. The Ad­min­is­tra­tive Sec­tor of the Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion is await­ing for the Civil Ser­vice Com­mis­sion’s ap­proval of its re­quest re­gard­ing the al­lo­ca­tion of job grades to the suc­cess­ful in­ter­vie­wees in or­der to com­plete the pro­ce­dures for their ap­point­ment and dis­tri­bu­tion to the rel­e­vant ed­u­ca­tional zones prior to the start of the new aca­demic year on Oc­to­ber 4.

With ref­er­ence to the ad­min­is­tra­tive sec­tor’s an­nounce­ment, the source af­firmed that the mech­a­nism for ad­mis­sion of teach­ers in the min­istry is car­ried out on the ba­sis of the need of the Pub­lic Ed­u­ca­tion Sec­tor for the afore­men­tioned spe­cial­iza­tions in the 2020-2021 aca­demic year.

He re­vealed that the num­ber of ap­pli­cants does not ex­ceed 300 teach­ers, but the short­age is still high in some scientific spe­cial­ties, which prompted the gen­eral di­rec­tive for aca­demic sub­jects to deal flex­i­bly with ap­pli­cants, adding that there are can­di­dates who have suc­ceeded col­lec­tively due to the min­istry’s need to fill the deficit cur­rently present in all its ed­u­ca­tional zones.

The source in­di­cated that the min­istry may pave way for other cat­e­gories to ap­ply for some aca­demic spe­cial­iza­tions, which had been re­stricted to the chil­dren of Kuwaiti women as per its an­nounce­ment, in or­der to re­duce the ex­ist­ing short­age in schools es­pe­cially since the process of re­cruit­ment from overseas has been halted as well as the cri­sis of teach­ers stranded abroad.

He said he is ex­pect­ing other cat­e­gories to be used in the com­ing pe­riod as per the CSC di­rec­tives.

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