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