Qatar said to terminate contracts of over 600 school staff

Ministry of Education reportedly sends list of nearly 650 teachers and admin staff whose services are no longer required
Qatar said to terminate contracts of over 600 school staff
(Image for illustrative purpose only)
By Staff writer
Thu 01 Jun 2017 03:03 PM

Qatar's Ministry of Education and Higher Education has announced plans for Qatarisation of academic and administrative jobs in independent schools from the next academic year.

According to a report in Arabic daily Al Sharq, the ministry sent a list of nearly 650 teachers and administrators whose services will be terminated on June 1.

Sources have also been quoted as saying there is a list of Qatari and expatriate staff to fill the vacant positions in time for the new school year.

School directors were reportedly surprised to receive the notice from the ministry, which also stated that schools must issue the end-of-service letters to their employees within a week of the decision.

While most schools on the list will lose between eight to 10 employees, others will lose up to 14 employees, including teachers, administrators, secretaries, and coordinators.

For all the latest education news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Subscribe to Arabian Business' newsletter to receive the latest breaking news and business stories in Dubai,the UAE and the GCC straight to your inbox.