Teachers must be qualified to teach assigned subjects, MP says

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AMMAN — MP Talib Al-Sarayrah, head of the Parliamentary Education and Youth Committee, demanded the Ministry of Education stop assigning teachers to teach subjects that are not related to their academic specialization, especially scientific disciplines, and requested the appointment of teachers with a degree in the subject area they are assigned to, according to Jo24.اضافة اعلان

Sarayrah said that the committee had received dozens of complaints from parents about teachers being assigned to teach subject matter outside their area of expertise. Examples included the appointment of teachers who had studied chemistry and biology to teach physics, and vice versa, which affected the students’ education.

The lawmaker said that the committee wants vacancies to be filled with qualified personnel. He also called on the ministry to refrain from filling those vacancies with staff who have different specializations, especially for students closer to graduating.

The ministry is set to fill 4,000 vacancies soon, according to the deputy, who added that there the Education Ministry actually requires about 16,000 teachers.

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