Qatar schools attract Saudi teachers with top salaries

Qatar schools attract Saudi teachers with top salaries
Updated 24 February 2016

Qatar schools attract Saudi teachers with top salaries

Qatar schools attract Saudi teachers with top salaries

JEDDAH: Qatar’s Supreme Edu-cational Council (SEC) has been offering top wages to attract Gulf citizens, particularly Saudis, Bahrainis and Kuwaitis, to its schools.
In an interview with a local publication, Yousef Al-Marri, a teacher, said he applied for a teaching job with the Qatari state for a salary of SR10,000 a month with housing. However, he said he could not take his family along because of the expensive traveling costs.
“I worked at a private school in Alkhobar for a salary of SR6,000 a month ... but I faced numerous challenges,” he said.
“So I decided to apply for this job, especially because of the many benefits, including medical treatment, housing and transport.”
Teacher Abdulkarim Al-Omari said he applied for a job in Kuwait and was seconded by the Saudi Ministry of Education for about two years ago. “Now, we have other opportunities to improve our situation and increase training opportunities and experience.”
The SEC had announced on its website teaching and administrative jobs, on the condition that that the employee not have any other job.