1.2 million expatriates without university level education in Kuwait
Kuwait Published on: 14 March, 2017 @ 2:51 PM
About 83 percent of expatriates, which is more than 1.2 million expatriates, working in the public and private sectors do not hold university- level educational qualifications, as per recent official statistics.
They lamented that this rate is extremely high, explaining that there are many reasons behind it, such as:
- The increasing number of marginal laborers.
- The inability of the state to attract qualified university graduates with good salaries.
- Continuation of the visa trading phenomenon which helps in bringing in large number of laborers without any consideration of their qualifications.
- The dependence of many sectors on quantity rather than quality in order to reduce costs.
- Increased dependence of families on domestic works such that there are 4-6 domestic workers for every ten citizens, which varies depending on the level of the family and the governorate.
- Failure of governmental plans to implement Kuwaitization for many jobs.
- Failure of the plans aimed at demographic restructuring.
The sources warned about the deterioration in the quality of services offered by uneducated expatriates.Like