The Minister of Education and Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Dr. Ali Al-Mudhaf has issued a decision saying the maximum time limit for a principal to stay in the same school is only 10 years.

Article 1 of the decision states the maximum limit for principals and assistant principals to stay in the same school is 10 continuous years after which they are transferred to another school, without prejudice to the administrative authority’s right and discretion to transfer or delegate any of its employees in accordance with the requirements of the work interest and the public interest, reports a local Arabic daily.

Article 2: School principals and assistant principals who have reached the maximum number of years of stay in the same school shall be transferred as of September 1 of each academic year.

Article 3: Each principal and assistant principal who completes the maximum number of years of stay in the same school referred to in Article one during the academic year shall remain in his position until the end of the year unless the work interest requires otherwise.

Article 4: The application of the provisions of Articles 1, 2, 3 of this decision shall be after referring the issue to the Assistant Undersecretary for Public Education to approve the transfer and the procedure in accordance with what he sees as the requirements of the work interest.

Article 5: This decision shall be effective from the date of its issuance, and all decisions that contradict it shall be repealed, and the competent authorities shall implement this decision and act according to it.

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