Kuwait City: Kuwait imposes restrictions on recruitment of expatriate teachers. Restrictions have been placed on expatriate teachers in the history department. The new regulation was introduced by the country’s Civil Service Commission.
Local media reported that the recruitment of foreigners was restricted because of the presence of local teachers in these posts. The Civil Service Commission was responding to a letter from the Ministry of Education regarding the appointment of non-Kuwaiti teachers with experience in the field of history. The commission responded to the education ministry’s request by saying that many indigenous history teachers were waiting for jobs.
The Commission supports the implementation of indigenization in more than 90 percent of jobs in most government institutions in Kuwait. However, indigenization did not apply to the health and education sectors. Subsequent circles make it clear that in both these areas foreigners are only allowed to work in certain categories.