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The ministries of education and Awqaf have been asked by Kuwait’s Civil Service Commission to list names of foreign employees so that they can be replaced with Kuwaiti citizens. Image Credit: Shutterstock

Cairo: Kuwait’s Civil Service Commission has asked the ministries of education and Awqaf to list names of all foreign employees doing certain jobs in a step to replace them with citizens as the country is seeking to redress population imbalance, a media report said today.

Those to be replaced are expatriates holding degrees in Islamic Sharia, psychology and history, Al Rai newspaper reported, citing well-informed sources.


The state commission daily nominate Kuwaitis registered with it to governmental agencies for employment in response to those agencies’ request, the sources added.

“The commission is keen as going ahead with the Kuwaitisation policy,” a source added.

In recent months, there have been increasing calls in Kuwait to redress the demographic imbalance, prompting several government bodies to disclose plans to minimise numbers of their foreign employees.

Foreigners account for nearly 3.4 million of Kuwait’s 4.8 million population.