Kuwait to replace all expat teachers?

Dhaka,  Tue,  22 August 2017
Published : 17 May 2017, 19:05:55

Kuwait to replace all expat teachers?

MANAMA: A Kuwaiti lawmaker has called for replacing expatriate teachers with Kuwaiti nationals in a bid to reduce the number of foreigners in the northern Arabian Gulf state.

MP Osama Al Shaheen said that there was an urgent need to address the demographic imbalance and suggested that removing foreign teacher would contribute to solutions.

"The number of foreigners, according to the figures released in April is 3,064,193, and they represent 69 per cent of the total population," he said.

"The figures indicate that the country has 71,014 teachers, including 46,079 Kuwaiti nationals, which means that there are 24,935 Arab and foreign teachers. All this means that there 25,000 jobs for Kuwaiti men and women," the lawmaker said at a Press conference on Tuesday in Kuwait City.

Al Shaheen said large amounts of money could be saved by reducing the number of foreign students attending public schools.

(compiled by Rafiqul Islam)

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