Sharjah Schools not to make any changes in the teaching staff

The Sharjah Private Education Authority (SPEA) called on schools not to make any changes in the teaching staff, whether by termination, reduction of salaries, or giving leaves without pay, without referring to the authority first, and taking written approval of the alternative plan attached with the application to ensure the quality of education.

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Al Hosani: 30 requests to reduce teachers’ salaries rejected

Sharjah 24: The Sharjah Private Education Authority (SPEA) called on schools not to make any changes in the teaching staff, whether by termination, reduction of salaries, or giving leaves without pay, without referring to the authority first, and taking written approval of the alternative plan attached with the application to ensure the quality of education.

SPEA has issued a circular to private schools on reducing the impact of salaries of employees on educational institutions in an effort to sustain educational development in the emirate and stabilise the quality of education, in light of the precautionary measures, and with the continued implementation of distance learning. The authority also warned that it will take the necessary procedures against any school that fails to follow the instructions. Revocation of the license of the private educational institution is among these procedures.

In a statement to “Sharjah 24”, Ali Al Hosani, Director of SPEA said that, based on the above-mentioned circular, thirty schools have submitted requests to reduce the salaries of their teachers, 9 of which submitted the required documents, which after having been studied by the Authority, did not meet the conditions and would affect the quality of education, while the rest of the requests were rejected due to the lack of the required documents.

He added that if schools had taken previous measures prior to the date of this circular, they are obliged to officially inform the authority, within a period of 5 days.

Al Hosani stressed that, to ensure the rights of the school, the authority also issued a circular giving the schools the right to ask parents for tuition fees of the third semester, and the school has the right to withhold any student’s certificate and not to re-register or give him a certificate of transfer to another school in the event that he has not settled 80% of his tuition fees.