TAIF — Over 18,000 girls’ schools at different levels are facing acute shortage of teachers and a complete lack of office supervisors as the schools are set to reopen Saturday.
The crisis followed the approval of the list for annual transfer of teachers. This year’s list with 28,000 teachers is the largest ever in the history of the Education Ministry, according to informed sources.
The sources confirmed that the decision has created a vacuum in many schools and education offices in all governorates.
They say schools in major cities do not face any shortage as the ministry has secured sufficient number of teachers in all specializations for these schools. The impact of the mass transfers will be mainly felt in small towns and rural areas.