Education ministry tests 2,500 teachers

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AMMAN — The Civil Service Bureau on Saturday conducted an exam meant to select and appoint 2,500 teachers, said the Ministry of Education, which added that the exam is required as part of a new hiring mechanism that takes into account professional competencies, Al-Mamlaka TV reported. اضافة اعلان

Najwa Al-Qbilat, secretary-general of the Ministry of Education for Administrative and Financial Affairs, said that 1,500 teachers were already appointed over the past two weeks.

She said that the batch taking the exam is given three days to check the results, then the Civil Service Bureau sends the lists of names to the Ministry of Education to complete the appointment procedures by holding an interview, which makes up 20 percent of the teacher’s mark.

Three teachers who obtained the highest marks in the exam are interviewed for each vacant teaching position, according to Qbilat, who indicated that the ministry needs around a month to complete appointing the required number of teachers.

The ministry conducted exams for substitute teachers, and on Sunday, all directorates of education will be provided with lists of successful teachers, with grades ranking from the highest to the lowest.

Directors of Ministry of Education departments were asked to fill in all vacancies with substitute teachers until the permanent ones are hired.

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