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Drop in expat teachers working in Kuwait

Kuwaiti teachers increased by 3,800 during the past year

Drop in expat teachers working in Kuwait
Kuwait’s Ministry of Education said earlier this year that it will limit the amount of teachers it hires for the upcoming school year.

The number of Kuwaiti teachers working in schools in the past year has increased by 3,800, according to recent Civil Service Commission (CSC) statistics.

During the same time period, the number of expat teachers dropped by 800, according to Kuwait Times. The total number of expat teachers in the country is 26,100, representing 30% of the total teaching population.

The CSC said the total number of teachers in Kuwait increased from 82,800 in 2018 to 85,800.

Kuwait’s Ministry of Education said earlier this year that it will limit the amount of teachers it hires for the upcoming school year to 500, despite needing 680, with expat teachers expected to be recruited from Palestine, Jordan and Tunisia.

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