(MENAFN - Arab Times) 'Ministry entitled to claim its rights'
KUWAIT CITY, July 15: The news titled 'Diplomatic move to recover KD 29 from an Egyptian teacher' published recently by Al-Qabas daily received widespread interest in educational circles, media and social media, the daily reports .
Concerning this matter, an official source in Ministry of Education said the ministry is seeking to retrieve all the money that was spent unlawfully, either for Kuwaitis or non- Kuwaitis even if they have left the country, affirming that this is a normal procedure the ministry has been following for years. He affirmed that the ministry is entitled to claim its rights and recover the money spent without any right from all its employees following the discovery of the matter within five years of leaving the work, according to the civil service law.
The source indicated lack of negligence in this matter under any circumstances irrespective of whether the amounts are big or small. On the other hand, Ministry of Education is preparing to receive 544 teachers in August from Tunisia, Jordan and Palestine in 8 disciplines – English, French, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Geology and Physical Education – to meet the needs of schools for the next academic year.
External contracting committees have completed their work in Tunisia, Jordan and Palestine. About 202 teachers were contracted from Tunisia and Jordan, and 342 teachers from Palestine. According to sources, low salaries hindered the completion of the contract with the required number of teachers from Jordan, resulting in 175 male and female teachers.
However, the Committee of Palestine was able to compensate in Gaza, thanks to the high turnout and the huge numbers of applicants. After the arrival of the new teachers, the ministry will organize a training course for them, including lectures on the educational, administrative and legal aspects, in order to familiarize them with the ethical charter of the educational work with the rules and regulations of the Ministry of Education as well as the labor regulations.