Now, No work permits for expats with poor academic grades

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

The manpower authority is planning to ban issuing permits to expats with university degrees entering Kuwait to work in the private sector unless they have a minimum of ‘good’ GPA. The local Arabic daily Al-Rai newspaper reported that Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) will not issue work permits for university graduates in the private sector in Kuwait, unless they hold a minimum, of ‘good’ academic grades.

According to local media report, the government is currently taking several steps towards resolving Kuwait’s demographic imbalance and restructuring the local labor market, including plans to endorse and accredit expats’ degrees as a precondition to renewing their residency visas.

The sources said this step will help adjust demographic problems and make sure that only highly specialized and skilled people work in Kuwait.

The report added that an organizational decisions will be issued in the coming months to fight visa trafficking and prevent unqualified labor from coming to Kuwait.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018
@ Liyakat Kala : Agree with you .

Thursday, October 11, 2018
What happens to a Dr. or an Engr. who is working has got a poor grade? Will he or she be refused residency even experienced?? Lol..

Liyaqat Kala
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Best thing is to open your own shop . No headache no tension.
Look at Bohri guys earning millions {by cheating} even without basic school educations.

Thursday, October 11, 2018
al ready flats are empty no body on shopping malls . If high GPA ALSO paying maximum 400 kd

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
even u need maid high degree pass and labours who work in the building

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Good idea to recruit people with high GPA.. But what about their salary ? Why don''t you set some standards of minimum salary for high grade graduates ?

Grammar Police
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Sure lack of schooling or bad grades cannot and should not be held against the merit of a person.

However, let me stress and repeat my earlier statement FOR SOME PROFESSIONS, this is really a good move.

No one is asking for grades for a carpenter or plumber. so stop bullshitting and dilute the point in discussion. They are skilled jobs.
First get the difference.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Guys how can we evaluate a persons knowledge on basis of his grade?? You may all know Sunder Pichai - CEO of Google, He himself admits that his class 12th score was not enough to get into Shri Ram College of Commerce.. So do you think that Founder of Google Larry & Sergey have not seen his complete profile before appointing him.. LOL.
There are so many other ways to resolve demographic imbalance, first stop issuing new VISAS to any nationality. Let the companies in public and private sector find manpower locally.. will this work?

Degree Holder
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Guys, fellows with just degree pass with may be 40% are millionaires and are chairman / MD / CEO under whom PhD holders and varsity rank holders are slogging for pittance so that these grads so called owners fill their bank accounts with cash and help them start more companies and hire more educated lots !! There are a few who are school class 10 failures or PUC failures....This is reality folks. Can they be removed????? no way. Ha ha ha

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
well said @ Grammer Police... i had a division manager who did not even complete high school (non asian) and was shitting on everyone. the strange part was that the local owner knew this but did not do anything cause he did not want an Asian in that position. result company going to almost bankruptcy ! Yay !!!

demographic imbalance expat
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
once you are a university degree holder means a graduate, how can you evaluate further depth of his knowledge ? in distant future even a CARPENTER / PLUMBER / ELECTRICIAN in the private sector has to be a university graduate with 99% marksheet !!! heehee..what an idea sirji

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Sir What is minimum of ''good'' GPA ?
Is 7.8 is OK ?

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
This is not a preferred destination for people with good grades.....Only the academic downtrodden come here. Lol....

Grammar Police
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Nice. For some professions, this is really a good move. There are many total idiots that are here that too in higher positions in every company just shitting on everyone else pronouncing their dikkats. Weeding them out will be good for humanity! Yay!

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