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Saudi Arabia Begins Localization of Education Sector Jobs

Saudi Arabia Begins Localization of Education Sector Jobs

Thursday, 2 September, 2021 - 09:45
Saudization of education jobs in the public and private sectors, Asharq Al-Awsat

Saudi Arabia started on Wednesday the first phase of localization of educational jobs in private schools and international schools for boys and girls.

This aligns with the Minister of Human Resources and Social Development Ahmed Al-Rajhi’s decision last May.

According to Al-Rajhi’s decision, the Kingdom aims to Saudize a specific percentage of jobs and to create 28,000 jobs for Saudis in a number of subjects in various phases of public education.

Saudization will be implemented in specific proportions over several phases within a span of the coming three years.

The first phase of Saudization in the international schools covers specializations like the Arabic language, national identity, Islamic studies, social studies, art education, and physical education.

The decision also aims to increase Saudization rates in private schools in all disciplines, including mathematics, physics, biology, science, and computer.

The ministerial decision stipulated a grace period from the date of its issuance until the date of implementation of the decision in each phase. During the grace period, the establishment can work to achieve its targeted Saudization rates.

A package of incentives and support will be provided to these establishments as part of supporting private sector establishments in employing Saudis.

According to the procedural guide for Saudization of private education, the Saudization percentage of one teacher will be calculated if his/her monthly wage registered in the General Organization for Social Insurance (GOSI) is not less than SAR 5,000 for a bachelor’s degree holder or its equivalent qualification.

Teachers receiving a wage less than SAR 5,000 will not be counted in the Saudization percentage.

The decision aims to create 28,000 educational jobs for the sons and daughters of the country in private schools and international schools during the next three years.

This decision comes in line with the ministry’s plan to Saudize and boost opportunities available to Saudi men and women participating in the labor market and thus contributing to the gross domestic product (GDP).

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