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Posted On: 11 May 2014 01:42 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:14 pm

36,000 apply for 900 teaching jobs in Independent schools

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Some 36,000 people have applied for 900 vacancies for teachers in Qatar’s Independent schools known for paying lucrative pay and perks to their teaching staff.

The applicants include men and women, and while 6,883 have applied from Qatar, 29,117 have sent in applications from overseas. Many local applicants are Qataris.

Interviews and tests of local applicants are over and the best among them will be chosen, Ibrahim Rajab Al Kuwari, Director, Human Resource and Administrative Affairs Department, Supreme Education Council (SEC) — schools’ regulator — told Qatar News Agency.

The vacancies are in some existing and newly opened schools for the academic year 2014-15 that starts in September, and for primary, preparatory and secondary levels in science, literature, humanities streams etc. for girls and boys’ schools.

Applications have also been received from fellow Arab countries, including Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia, from where SEC says it is keen to woo highly trained and professional teachers.

SEC has specialist teams led by Independent school operators will conduct written tests for and interviews of overseas candidates over the next few weeks. SEC recruitment teams will visit Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco for the purpose.

Interestingly, some 1,160 candidates are from Palestine who will be interviewed in Jordan and Egypt.

While there are age restrictions for foreign applicants who must also be trained and have teaching experience, there are no such criteria for Qatari applicants.

They should have the minimum academic qualifications and training will be provided to them by SEC.

They will also be helped gain experience while they will continue to draw salaries and perks.