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Al-Enezi praises MOE’s Decision

This is from today’s Kuwait Times.

Does this decision by the Ministry of Education, applicable to all the private schools in Kuwait, mean that no expatriates can be hired for any administrative or assistant teacher positions in any of the private schools, only Kuwaitis? Is this a part of the Kuwaitization program?

By A Saleh
KUWAIT: The manager of the national labor ratio at the Manpower and Government Restructuring Program (MGRP) Fares Al Enezi announced the preparations for a training course to qualify national laborers to work in administrative jobs and as assistant teachers in private schools.

Speaking at a press conference, Al Enezi praised the Ministry of Education’s decision on banning the hiring of expatriates in private schools as this move would help find hundreds of job opportunities for citizens.

Al Enezi stressed that the MGRP was ready to provide enough qualified national substitutes and he highlited that only 410 citizens currently worked in private schoools as compared to 1617 expatriates of various nationalities. Moreover, he noted that only 140 teachers worked ther versus 10,793 expatriates who worked there as well.

June 30, 2007 - Posted by | Bureaucracy, Community, Cultural, ExPat Life, Family Issues, Financial Issues, Kuwait, Living Conditions, Locard Exchange Principal, News, Social Issues


  1. oy vey,…. a bit too much of a coincidence that this comes up during the teacher travelban issue.

    shouldnt be too much of a problem tho as there are a good number of well educated locals who would love to work at international schools, and who would be a great assett to have.

    and if it does become a hassle for the schools then they’ll just do what alot of companies are already doing,….hire the kuwaitis and pay them a salary with the express instructions not to report to work.

    Comment by sknkwrkz | June 30, 2007 | Reply

  2. Holy smokes, Skunk, fer real?

    Comment by intlxpatr | June 30, 2007 | Reply

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