Kuwait to lay off 400 expat teachers to replace them with nationals

Ministry plans on replacing expats with nationals by 25 percent in certain school subjects

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Kuwait’s Ministry of Education has revealed it will release 400 expat teachers to replace them with nationals by next year.

The ministry had prepared lists containing the names of the teachers and said they ‘can be released’ by the end of the upcoming school year, sources from the ministry told local media.

The move is part of the ministry’s plan to replace expat teachers with Kuwaitis by 25 percent in subjects such as computer, science, and social studies.

The teachers have not yet been notified of the decision and will likely only find out in October this year.

They will then be given until the end of the school year to sort out their leave.

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