Oman, Qatar to Hire Jordanian Teachers
Jordan’s education ministry intends to send more teachers to Oman as part of an agreement between Jordan and the Gulf state, while other teachers are being hired for posts in Qatar, the Jordan Times reported on Sunday.
Jordanian Minister of Education Khalid Touqan was quoted by the daily as saying that “the ministry has arranged to send 150 educators to Oman for the coming scholastic year,” noting that the ministry also planned to hire 1,000 new teachers this month.
According to Touqan, the ministry decided to start the recruiting process early, and seeks to sign contracts with 800 BA, BSc and MA holders. Another 100 people will be hired for administrative posts.
The daily added that a committee from Kuwait would visit Jordan in July to sign contracts with teachers.
Touqan said Kuwait had expressed special interest in female English language teachers, which comes along with the Kuwaiti-Jordanian education agreement signed last month.
Gulf states relied heavily on Jordan's workforce during the 1970s and 1980s, but following the Gulf War, most Jordanian manpower was barred from returning to their lucrative jobs, especially to Kuwait, the report said – Albawaba.com
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