x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 27 July 2017

Sharjah schools on the lookout for over 100 teachers

Resignations and retirements have led to the gaps, which will continue to be filled after the academic year begins.

SHARJAH // Forty new teachers have been appointed to fill vacancies in public schools in Sharjah ahead of the start of the new academic year next week.

Saeed Al Kaabi, the director of the Sharjah Education Zone (Sez), said the recruitment process would continue after lessons start as there are more than 100 positions that need to be filled as a result of resignations and retirements received last year.

"We are going to be doing some transfers of teachers from some schools to fill up the gaps in other schools as the new appointments of qualified teachers go on," said Mr Al Kaabi.

He said the Sez requires teachers to give a resignation notice of more than one month to allow the administration time to find a replacement or arrange for a transfer from another school.

"Resignations can confuse students when they find they don't have a teacher for a certain subject," said Mr Al Kaabi.

Children in the Northern Emirates will start lessons on Sunday.

The Ajman Education Zone last week appointed 23 new teachers - all Emiratis - to fill vacant positions at the emirate's 41 public schools that follow the ministry of education curriculum.

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