Five teachers, professor caught offering tuition in private cafes

Five teachers, professor caught offering tuition in private cafes

KUWAIT: Director of the Labor Inspection Department Mohammad Al-Ansari said five teachers from a private school and a professor of the Kuwait University have been arrested for violating the labor law, reports Al-Anba daily.

This is in addition to a number of others who did not have prior permission to teach in Kuwait.

This happened during a campaign which was launched by a Joint Committee formed by the Council of Ministers to fight the phenomenon of private tuition. The campaign targeted a number of cafés in the Capital Governorate taking into account the approaching exams in the first half of the academic year.

Al-Ansari added such seasonal campaigns come within the framework of the committee’s interest in the future of the students, especially in light of the exploitation of the situation by some people.

The daily added, most suspects take advantage of the situation. This phenomenon has become rampant. Most of the ‘teachers’ give tuition without obtaining prior permission or do not have a university degree to qualify them to teach.

The committee has initiated legal action and handed over those who have been arrested to the concerned authority and punishment may include deportation and the closure of the file of their sponsors.

It has been widely reported, that engineers and employees on government contracts offer private lessons to university and schools students inside cafés for money which ranges between KD 20 and KD 40 per hour, but the remarkable thing is that a number of them teach students without university degrees which does not qualify them to teach the students.

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