Teachers; administrators back on the job for the new school year


Published: 2017-08-26 11:16

Last Updated: 2017-08-26 12:04

Educators and administrators gathering outside of the Ministry
Educators and administrators gathering outside of the Ministry
Roya News Source

More than 105,000 teaching and administrative staff have begun work at public schools across the Kingdom, in preparation for the new school year. 

In a press statement from the Ministry of Education, Secretary General of Finance and Administration Sami Salaita stated that the Ministry is preparing by filling vacant staff and educational positions. Moreover, the Ministry has provided logistical needs for schools including the provision of textbooks for all grades, including secondary schools. 

Salaita also stated that approximately 950 thousand students will be enrolled in private, public and military schools across the governorates. Students also include vocational schools and refugees from the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinians. 

400 thousand Palestinian students are expected to join public schools on the 5th of September. 

According to Salaita, the Ministry has also ensured meeting the needs of public schools, by providing necessary furniture such as chairs and desks. The Ministry has also arranged a special division dedicated to overseeing schools' preparation for the upcoming school year. 

Several new schools have come under Ministry supervision, which will begin operations for the 2017/2018 school year. Other schools are also set to be opened in order to meet an increasing number of students enrolling. 

Finally, in collaboration with the National Center for Telecommunications, the Ministry has set up a service receiving complaints and observations from civilians. The service is designed to help the Ministry improve the school system, in order to advance the educational process nationwide. 

The service can be reached by calling - 065008085


This article is an edited translation from Roya News Arabic