Despite the government’s determination to rationalize and streamline expenditures of the State budget, Ministry of Finance has approved salary increment and bonuses for the Ministry of Education worth KD 30 million consequently; the total budget of academic year 2016-17 reached KD 81,731,000 compared to KD 51,231,000 in the last academic year.
In this context sources close to the Education Ministry explained that the approved budget constitute KD 50 million for excellent duty, KD 12 million for training, teaching, supervision and exams allowance, KD 6 million for extra tasks, KD 2,650,000 for committee sittings, KD 12 million for miscellaneous and KD 81,000 for committee membership.
The same sources added allowances allocated for high school sector, which has 18,716 teachers and administrators is KD 12,705,000 of which KD 190,000 is for extra tasks and KD 5,980,000 is for excellent works and KD 4,920,000 is for training, teaching supervision and exam allowances and KD 1,550,000 falls under miscellaneous.
In the primary sector, which has 12,736 teachers and administrators is KD 8,585,000 of which KD 415,000 is allotted for extra tests and KD 2,220 for excellent duty and KD 430,000 is for training, teaching and supervision and exam allowances. Also, KD 50,000 has been allocated for committee sittings while KD 4, 70,000 falls under miscellaneous.
Source: Arab Times