Six private schools suspended for not paying teachers

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The Kuwait Ministry of Education (MoE) has suspended six private schools for withholding the salaries of their teachers, Al Seyassah daily reported on Monday.

The ministry has started procedures for withdrawing the license of one of the schools, while the other five have paid the dues. Well-informed sources revealed that the value of one of these guarantees is KD 200,000

The owners of the five private schools on the threat of legal measures quickly provided their teachers with their salary and pledged not to repeat the offense again.

Upon learning about the incident, the Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) investigated the violations committed by these schools in failing to pay salaries to teachers and took action to close the files of these schools until salaries are paid.

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The ministry will probe into any issues affecting the employees of private schools and offer solutions before taking any action, but at the same time stressed, that those who do not comply with the laws in force will be penalised.

The daily reported that there is a criterion to verify complaints of workers in private schools, which includes teachers submitting a copy of the contract and a document proving previous salaries have been deposited into their bank accounts.

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