KUWAIT: Sources revealed that the education ministry has started preparing a list of names of teachers who are going to be terminated at the end of the current school year on the instruction of Education Minister Hamad Al-Adwani, who assured there will be exceptions where there are no Kuwaitis who can replace the positions, as some specializations will be mostly for citizens.

"The ministry asked education zones to submit the names of non-Kuwaiti teachers which the ministry does not need before the end of March in order to be notified of the decision, which specified July to be their last month in service," sources revealed. The ministry has the budget to pay the teachers who will be laid off.

"Most teachers whose service will end will be those who teach Islamic studies, Arabic, history, geography and philosophy, as well as teachers in other specializations who have had a low rating during the last year. Moreover, others include those who have reached 60 years of age and expatriate teachers who would like to return to their countries," sources added. The ministry expects it will end the service of no less than 400 employees this year.