Kuwait teachers protest biometric system
13 July 2017 12:50 GMT

Teachers in Kuwait have said they will not submit to plans to enforce a biometric attendance regime.

Head of Kuwait Teachers Society Mute’e Al-Ajmi said this week that the society does not accept the decision of the Civil Service Commission (CSC) to enforce fingerprint attendance system on the educational staff members at Ministry of Education, reports Al-Rai daily.

In a press statement, he explained that the reasons for this are the special nature of the educational profession and the task of technical supervision which necessitates daily tours to schools especially those in remote locations such as Khairan and Sabah Al-Ahmed.

Al-Ajmi affirmed that the society had addressed Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr Mohammad Al-Fares to coordinate with CSC in this regard.