UAE to hire 4,000 Emiratis in private education sector

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Authorities in the UAE have launched a major initiative aimed at qualifying Emiratis to work in the private education sector.

The Teaching Specialists Programme targets the recruitment of 1,000 UAE nationals annually, starting in 2024, and will continue over the course of four years to reach 4,000 Emiratis.

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation, the Ministry of Education and the Emirati Talent Competitiveness Council (Nafis) have launched the programme to equip UAE citizens with the knowledge and skills to work in administrative and teaching positions.

It will focus on administrative roles as well as teaching posts in Arabic language, Islamic studies, social studies and national identity, in addition to kindergarten, primary school and special education, and specialists of educational guidance and leadership positions.

The programme targets Emirati jobseekers registered on the Nafis platform, holding a bachelor’s degree in education, for teaching and school-related professions, as well as those with a high school degree, for administrative and assistant roles.

Those interested in taking part can register on the Nafis platform.

The initiative is expected to play a crucial role in supporting private educational institutions in achieving their annual Emiratisation targets.

The Emirati Talent Competitiveness Council (Nafis) has signed agreements with the Higher Colleges of Technology, United Arab Emirates University, University of Sharjah, Sharjah Education Academy, and Emirates College for Advanced Education, to support the programme.

These institutions will help design and implement targeted training programmes based on the specific needs of the sector.

They will provide qualified trainers, laboratories and workshops to enhance the skills of trainees, and the necessary support to complete registration processes, examinations, admissions and the monitoring of individual development plans, among other operational matters.

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