Kuwait sets up plan to return all stranded teachers after over a year of uncertainty. New entry visas will be issued to those with expired residency permits.
Kuwait , Kuwait
11 May 2021, 12:00 AM
31 May 2021, 12:00 AM
Kuwait’s Ministry of Education is working on a plan to bring back all 2,100 non-Kuwaiti teachers stranded abroad due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In fact, there were talks earlier in the year about terminating teachers. The Ministry has agreed to return all stranded teachers and not to terminate any of them based on recommendations of the Civil Service Bureau.
The plan to return teachers stuck abroad coincides with the Ministry’s plan to resume in-person learning in September.
Those who have expired residency permits will enter Kuwait with new entry visas and will renew their residencies in person. For those who have valid residency that are expiring soon will be able to renew them online.
Teachers will begin receiving their salaries on a monthly basis during the summer period, unlike in the past where they received 4-months salary in one go.