Expat teachers from Kuwait who are stranded abroad will not receive salaries

The ministry stopped paying the salaries of several expatriate teachers who were stranded abroad, but it did not terminate their services: sources

  
Image used for illustrative purpose A general view of the Nafit 1, a modern school built with the aid of a grant from Kuwait, is seen in Basra, southeast of Baghdad November 2, 2014. A country that used to have one of the finest education systems in the Middle East is struggling to provide school students with the basic opportunity to learn. In the southern port city of Basra, many school buildings are in a dilapidated state. Large numbers of children are attending schools that lack even basic water or sanitation facilities, have crumbling walls, broken windows and leaking roofs. To help Iraq cope with the schools crisis, neighbouring Kuwait granted more than US2 million dollars (2.4 billion Iraqi dinars) in aid in building 10 schools across Iraq, including four schools in Basra. Picture taken November 2, 2014. REUTERS/Essam Al-Sudani

Image used for illustrative purpose A general view of the Nafit 1, a modern school built with the aid of a grant from Kuwait, is seen in Basra, southeast of Baghdad November 2, 2014. A country that used to have one of the finest education systems in the Middle East is struggling to provide school students with the basic opportunity to learn. In the southern port city of Basra, many school buildings are in a dilapidated state. Large numbers of children are attending schools that lack even basic water or sanitation facilities, have crumbling walls, broken windows and leaking roofs. To help Iraq cope with the schools crisis, neighbouring Kuwait granted more than US2 million dollars (2.4 billion Iraqi dinars) in aid in building 10 schools across Iraq, including four schools in Basra. Picture taken November 2, 2014. REUTERS/Essam Al-Sudani

REUTERS/Essam Al-Sudani

KUWAIT CITY - The Ministry of Education has confirmed that expatriate teachers, who were stranded abroad due to the coronavirus crisis, will not receive their salaries for the months they were outside the country, reports Al-Anba daily quoting sources from the educational sector.

Sources revealed the ministry stopped paying the salaries of several expatriate teachers who were stranded abroad, but it did not terminate their services. Sources said the ministry has no intention to pay the salaries of these teachers retroactively upon their return to the country, even if they stopped working due to an emergency situation.

Sources added the ministry will start paying the salaries of these teachers from the date they resume work, indicating the work interruption period will not affect their annual performance evaluation as it happened under exceptional circumstances.

 

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