Cairo: Foreign teachers employed in Kuwait and stranded abroad due to coronavirus-related travel restrictions, will not be paid retroactively, a Kuwaiti newspaper reported Thursday.
“When those teachers return to the country and resume their job, their salaries will not be reimbursed retroactively,” Al Anba newspaper quoted well-informed sources at the Kuwaiti Education Ministry as saying.
“The ministry will begin paying salaries to those teachers starting from the dates of doing the job,” the sources added.
However, the absence period, during which those teachers were stranded abroad, will not negatively affect their annual evaluation because the absence was compulsory, according to the same sources.
In August, Kuwait suspended flights with dozens of countries, citing concerns over the spread of the coronavirus.