Large number of expat teachers planning to resign

February 17, 20170 Comments

Ministry of Education has notified the Social Studies Inspection Unit at the Capital Educational Zone to terminate the services of two teachers who were appointed in 2013 such that their official last day on the job will be July 7, according to sources from the education sector.

This information seems to come as a confirmation of a recent report published in Al-Seyassah newspaper under the title “Ministry of Education Terminates Services of 600 Expatriates”. Relatively, the sources indicated that a large number of male and female expatriate teachers, majority of who are Jordanians and Egyptians, are planning for a mass resignation by mid-March.

They revealed that the Jordanian teachers are determined to resign since their current salaries are almost on par with what the Jordanian government pays the teachers. Regarding the Egyptian teachers, the sources said their complaint is concerning their difficult living standard in Kuwait especially in consideration of the reduced housing allowance, hike in rents and general increase in the prices of essential commodities as well as their families back home.

They warned the ministry about acute shortage of male and female teachers very soon, especially for science subjects. They wondered whether the ministry considered the impact on their standard of living before deciding to deduct housing allowance for teachers and whether it has put in place any plan to avoid shortage of teachers by next year.

Source : Arabtimes

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