Abu Dhabi: Acting on instructions by President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan to provide decent living, and more economic and financial stability and welfare to citizens, His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has ordered provision of jobs and allocations required for elevation of 7782 teachers, instructors, principals, deputy principals and administrators of the ministry of education.
The move underpins the State's recognition of the critical role the teacher is playing in the nation development and its encouragement of educators out of the fact that education is the basis of development and mainstay of progress and that the wellbeing of the teacher is the building block of any modern state.
Meanwhile, Shaikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance, instructed all departments at his ministry to immediately put directives of the President and Vice President in place.
The aggregate financial costs of these promotions, he said, would be at Dh368 million a year.
Obaid Humaid Al Tayer, Minister of State fir Financial Affairs, stated that the Ministry of Finance (MoF) is in the process of taking necessary measures to coordinate with the Ministry of Education (MoE) for programming the required jobs for promotion and financial allocations into the MoF's budget so as to enable the MoE implement the new measures for promotion and adjustment of salaries of beneficiaries.
On this occasion, Humaid Mohammed Obaid Al Qattami, Minister of Education, paid gratitude and tribute to Shaikh Khalifa and Shaikh Mohammed for taking such move, which he said, highlights the leadership's care and support for science and education and stimulates staff at the ministry of education to exert every possible effort to pursue the overall development.
In early 2012, President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan ordered salary hike for federal government employees including those in the ministry of education by 35% of the basic salary.
The decree also included a technical allowance of 100 per cent to be added to the work nature allowance for those working in the teaching field only in the ministry of education.