The Supreme Education Council (SEC) has raised the salaries of all the Qatari teachers working with the Independent Schools. A decision in this regard was taken at an executive committee meeting of the Council held in January this year, which was chaired by H H Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned, according to Al Sharq.
About 1,500 Qatari teachers at the Independent Schools- male and female- will now get a hike of QR2,600 each in their monthly salaries, the paper said.
Announcing the hike, Sheikha Al Mahmoud, the Minister of Education and SEC Secretary General said, the salary hike would motivate more nationals to join the Independent Schools.
The move reflects the policy of the Qatari government to cultivate local talents, she added.
Sabah Al Haidoos, director of the Education Institute at SEC said, the salary hike was introduced following a proposal submitted by the Institute, after a review of the salary stricture of the Qatari teachers.
The Institute found that they were being paid less compared to the Qatari staff in other sectors, she noted. About 50 per cent of the existing teachers at the Independent Schools are Qataris, she added.
The hike will come to effect with retrospective effect from December last year, the paper said.
Source: The Peninsula