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Saudi sets new requirements for appointing teachers

Saudi Arabia's education ministry has set new requirements for private schools to select their teaching staff, Saudi Gazette has reported. Teachers applying for a job at private schools must pass the test administered by the National Centre for Assessment in Higher Education. Those who pass the test will be allowed to work on condition that their contract are renewed every five years, while teachers who do not satisfy the new conditions will be given a grace period ending at the end of the next school year, according to the ministry. The regulations include educators working as principals, vice-principals, advisers, supervisors, learning resources managers, behaviour trainers and laboratory technicians.