Parliamentarian calls to remove expat students in govt schools

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Parliamentarian Osama Al-Shaheen criticized the government’s policy aimed at dealing with the demographic imbalance and called for reducing the number of expatriate students in public schools as part of the solution. He said, based on official statistics in April, the number of expatriates reached 3.054 million, or 69.5 percent of the population. Kuwaitis number about 1.35 million, just 30.5 percent.

The lawmaker said there are 71,000 teachers in the country including 46,000 Kuwaiti teachers, which means that there are 25,000 Arab and foreign teachers, adding that some of these jobs should be given to Kuwaitis. According to education ministry statistics, about 51,400 expatriate students are studying in public schools, with each student costing the government nearly KD 5,000. This amounts to KD 253.6 million being spent on the education of non-Kuwaitis. However, most of the students in public school are of Arab origin.


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Dj
Posted on Wednesday, May 17, 2017

This guy is helpless. The govt is not capable of removing expat kids from public schools. We will make them build more public schools only for expats and then call them racist if they undercut education budgets.

R R Rumane
Posted on Tuesday, May 16, 2017

I support Parliamentarian wholeheartedly. Misri Soori teachers and students are burden,

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