4,000 vacancies listed at Ministry of Education

The Ministry of Education building in Amman. (Photo: Petra)
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AMMAN — Minister of Education Wajih Owais said on Sunday at a meeting with the Parliamentary Finance Committee that 92,000 teachers and 20,000 administrators work for the ministry, and that 4,000 new appointments will be made possible from the ministry’s budget, which stands at about JD1 billion.اضافة اعلان

He also said that the ministry has 10,000 vacancies, attributed by ministry Undersecretary for Administrative and Financial Affairs Najwa Qbeilat to the establishment of new schools and to the transfer of more than 211,000 students from private to public schools because of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has led to increased pressure on the infrastructure and cadres of public schools.

Qbeilat stressed that appointments are made in accordance with the vacancies list compiled as part of the state budget by the end of June, noting that the Central Committee at the Civil Service Bureau has approved including 4,000 vacancies in the 2022 list.

She added that the Finance Committee recommended increasing the number of vacancies at the Ministry of Education, adding that having 4,000 vacancies is a record, as the Ministry of Education used to announce 1,500 to 1,900 vacancies at most, and that often some vacancies were canceled.

This year, she reiterated, the Appointments Committee recommended listing 4,000 vacancies, while 10,000 vacancies are the total shortfall in the educational field, adding that all these numbers are preliminary and under discussion.

Head of the Central Amman Education Directorate Nawal Abu Reden said that these preliminary figures indicate that the ministry is serious about maintaining the academic level by increasing appointments, and is proof of its concern for the public interest.

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