Hundreds of Kuwait’s expat teachers to be sacked

Members of Kuwait’s parliament called on the government to follow a proposal pushing for the deportation of 50 percent of the 3.3 million expats in Kuwait. (Shutterstock)
Updated 13 March 2019
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Hundreds of Kuwait’s expat teachers to be sacked

  • The list of teachers who have had their contracts terminated include those teaching Islamic studies, social studies, electricity, psychology, biology, history and computers
  • Members of Kuwait’s parliament called on the government to follow a proposal pushing for the deportation of 50 percent of the 3.3 million expats in Kuwait

DUBAI: Kuwait will sack 365 expat teachers by the end of the school year according to the Ministry of Education, national daily Kuwait Times reported.

The list of teachers who have had their contracts terminated include those teaching Islamic studies, social studies, electricity, psychology, biology, history and computers.

On Monday, members of Kuwait’s parliament called on the government to follow a proposal pushing for the deportation of 50 percent of the 3.3 million expats living in the gulf country over the next five years.

The Kuwaitization drive is part of the government’s push to recruit more of its citizens, a similar push is underway across the GCC where Saudi Arabia and Oman have also been trying to increase the number of locals in employment.


Iraq cuts oil exports in line with OPEC deal: minister

Updated 20 March 2019
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Iraq cuts oil exports in line with OPEC deal: minister

  • An OPEC meeting in Vienna in April would assess member states’ compliance with agreed production cuts
BAGHDAD, March 14 : Iraq has cut its oil exports average to 3.5 million barrels per day in compliance with an ongoing production curb agreement, its oil minister said on Thursday.
Thamer Ghadhban told reporters an OPEC meeting in Vienna in April would assess member states’ compliance with agreed production cuts and whether to extend the curbs until the end of the year.
Iraq is committed to the deal and working to stabilize markets, he said. (Reporting by Ahmed Rasheed; Writing by John Davison; Editing by Mark Potter)