Kuwait: Stranded teachers to be considered as an official and will be paid
The Acting Undersecretary of Kuwait’s Ministry of Education, Faisal Al Maqsid, issued a memo regarding the procedures as far non-Kuwaiti teachers and staff who are stuck abroad due to the COVID-19 pandemic are concerned.
Al Maqsid stated that according to the Cabinet of Ministers, all employees who left the country before March 12 and were unable to return due to the flight ban will be considered to be on official holiday. Therefore, they are entitled to their salaries.
Given that the new academic year is set to begin on October 4, many teachers are still stuck abroad. A few days ago, Al Maqsid told Al Jarida that the number of these teachers does not exceed 1,000 and that their absence will not have a significant effect on the education system.
In addition, he clarified that the decision on the return of the teachers stuck abroad is at the discretion of the health authorities.