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UAE denies report on teacher shortage

The UAE education ministry has denied media reports claiming a shortage of 800 teachers in the country's government schools, Wam has reported. "This figure in fact represents the total number of teachers appointed this year by the ministry to meet the needs of schools in Dubai, Sharjah and northern emirates," Ali Maihad Al Suwaidi, acting director general of the ministry said. "The shortage of teachers has not gone beyond normal limits," he added.