Manama: Kuwait’s education ministry has signed contracts with 405 Egyptian teachers to work in Kuwaiti schools next year, the head of foreign contracts has said.
“The teachers are from several fields and will be assigned to schools of all levels,” Mohammad Al Kindari said. “We conducted tests for 1,656 male and female applicants, and we finally hired 405 teachers for the 2013-2014 academic year,” he said in comments carried by Kuwait News Agency (Kuna).
The new recruits will be teaching mathematics, English, chemistry, physics, biology, French, physical education, music, interior design, electricity and electronics, he said.
“We are pleased that those who have been hired displayed commendable professional and competence levels,” Al Kindari, who is also the ministry’s assistant undersecretary for public education, said.
Kuwait schools employ a high number of Arab teachers, mainly from Egypt and Jordan.
Last year, the education ministry called for applications from experienced Egyptian, Jordanian and Tunisian teachers.
However, the final recruitment is done by a commission of specialists who test and interview the applicants.