The Ministry of Education intends to give outstanding educators luxury cars, such as BMWs, and cash sums of between SR10,000 and SR120,000.
According to the ministry, all members of the profession — teachers, advisers and school principals — are eligible for its awards. There would also be an award for outstanding students, it stated.
The ministry has already selected a number of winners for this year.
A source was quoted as saying in the local media that the awards are aimed at encouraging excellence in the profession.
“This confirms the ministry’s commitment to students and education in general,” he said. “The awarding of BMWs should be a great motivation for people working in the field.”