Number of female teachers decreases by 7.2 percent in 2020–2021

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The COVID-19 pandemic was the leading cause of job loss among female teachers, according to the Department of Statistics. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
AMMAN — The 2021 annual report, issued by the Department of Statistics, showed that the number of female teachers has decreased by 7.2 percent during 2020–2021 compared to 2019–2020, where 10,159 teachers lost their jobs, including 7,778 female teachers and 2,381 male teachers.اضافة اعلان

The loss of jobs was mainly due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which stipulated a shift to distance learning and the suspension of schools during lockdowns.

The Jordanian Women Solidarity Institute points to the importance of abolishing obstacles facing teachers and taking steps to protect them as well as to support their efforts in the educational process, particularly as the Kingdom recovers from the impact of the pandemic.

Solidarity added that empowering teachers financially, motivating them, and building their capacity is an essential guarantee for future generations.

According to the report, the number of students enrolled for the academic year 2020–2021 reached 2 million, 49.4 percent of whom are female.

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