HADAF aims at shoring up salaries of Saudi teachers

Updated 06 March 2013
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HADAF aims at shoring up salaries of Saudi teachers

Ibrahim Fahd Mu’ayqil, director general of the Human Resources Development Fund (HADAF), said that the number of Saudi teachers who benefited from the fund’s teacher support programs in private schools is around 27,000.
He told Arab News that HADAF aims at shoring up salaries of Saudi teachers at private schools, so that the minimum salary will be SR 5,000, in addition to a transport allowance of SR 600.
He explained that there is a standard teacher contract for private schools. The contract was drafted by a joint committee from the Ministry of Labor, the Ministry of Education, and HADAF. The fund deposits its contribution directly in the teacher’s bank account, he said. When asked about the actions that the fund will take against schools who failed to cooperate with the fund, he said that the Ministry of Education is the party in charge of taking official and legal action against the schools that decline to comply with the High Order. He gave examples of the job titles approved for support by the fund. These include school principal, educational supervisor (superintendent), teachers of all subjects, special education teachers, student counselor, and school librarian.


Saudi Arabia’s air defense intercepts Houthi ballistic missile fired towards Jazan

In this file photo, Saudi forces can be seen repelling a Houthi attack in Najran, near the Yemen border. (Reuters)
Updated 20 April 2018
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Saudi Arabia’s air defense intercepts Houthi ballistic missile fired towards Jazan

  • Earlier this week, Saudi air defenses shot down a previous ballistic missile attack by the Houthis
  • The incident happened hours after the coalition warned of a “painful” response if the Houthis mounted new attacks on Saudi Arabia

Saudi air defense forces managed to intercept a ballistic missile fired by Houthi militias from Yemen headed in the direction of Saudi Arabia’s border province of Jazan on Friday.

Earlier this week, Saudi air defenses shot down a previous ballistic missile attack by the Houthis.

Colonel Turki Al-Maliki, the coalition's spokesman, said the missile was monitored by the Saudi Air Force to have been launched from Yemen's Amran province at 10:16 p.m. Monday toward populated areas in the southern Saudi province of Najran.

The missile was intercepted before it could hit its target, Al-Maliki said.

The incident happened hours after the coalition warned of a “painful” response if the Houthis mounted new attacks on Saudi Arabia using what it said were Iran-supplied drones.

So far, the Houthis have launched over 100 missiles at Saudi cities and installations.