Ministry of Education is working on specifying the number of expatriate female teachers it will employ during 2016/2017 fiscal year based on the request from the Ministry of Finance so that the latter can make provisions for them and include that in the budget, reports a local daily.
Undersecretary of Ministry of Finance Khalifa Hamada has allotted May 31st as the last day for submitting ministry’s request, affirming that this will enable the concerned officials to review the proposal and include it in the budget. He also requested Ministry of Education to correct an error in the tender for entertainment activities at the ministry headquarters and affiliated locations, revealing about some mistakes in the amounts.
Meanwhile, Public Authority for Applied Education and Training (PAAET) is planning to introduce electronic identity system for male and female students like some private universities, reports Al-Anba daily quoting an informed source. He said the new mechanism will assist the students and prevent outsiders, adding PAAET has reviewed the project in detail and the tender is ready for execution soon.
The source explained that access cards will be required to enter the premises and classrooms for lectures as well as for sitting for exams. The cards will also be used for entering cafeterias, libraries and student buses.