Kuwait’s education authorities have asked the country’s Interior Ministry to revoke the residency permits of around 2,400 foreign teachers, including 1,900 teachers whose services were terminated under a plan replacing them with Kuwaitis.
The 500 others have presented their resignation, according to Kuwaiti newspaper Al Qabas, citing what it termed as well-informed sources.
“The Human Resource Department at the Education Ministry is keen to finalise as soon as possible procedures for the non-Kuwaiti teachers whose services discontinue by the end of the current school year to spare them any fines or fees,” the sources said.
These procedures are related to settlement of their financial entitlements and iqama cancellation.
“The ministry is also keen on avoiding delay in finalising measures for the iqama cancellation transactions to enable these teachers to travel to their own countries in time,” they added.
The Kuwaiti Interior Ministry will, meanwhile, give the expatriate teachers, whose services have been terminated, a three-month deadline to settle their entitlements and status as a whole in the country.
Source : Gulf News