No work permits for expats with poor academic grades
The manpower authority is planning to ban issuing permits to expats with university degrees entering Kuwait to work in the private sector unless they have a minimum of ‘good’ GPA. The local Arabic daily Al-Rai newspaper reported that Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) will not issue work permits for university graduates in the private sector in Kuwait, unless they hold a minimum, of ‘good’ academic grades.
According to local media report, the government is currently taking several steps towards resolving Kuwait’s demographic imbalance and restructuring the local labor market, including plans to endorse and accredit expats’ degrees as a precondition to renewing their residency visas.
The sources said this step will help adjust demographic problems and make sure that only highly specialized and skilled people work in Kuwait.
The report added that an organizational decisions will be issued in the coming months to fight visa trafficking and prevent unqualified labor from coming to Kuwait.