To improve the work environment and provide the necessary flexibility for teachers and administrators, the Ministry of Education and Higher Education announced new procedures to implement part-time work for public school employees.

These procedures were based on Cabinet Resolution No. 13  of 2021 and in line with the interests and needs of the work.

The Ministry announced that the part-time work system will be available to Qatari academics and administrators through the regulations and conditions circulated to schools. The system will ensure that tasks are organised in a way that does not affect the educational process and aligns with the interests of students and the school. The system will not be applied during exam periods or Ramadan.

The Ministry has outlined the conditions for part-time work. To be eligible, the employee must be a Qatari national, not hold leadership or supervisory positions in the school, and have completed the probationary period. The part-time schedule will be designed to ensure a manageable workload, with the teacher’s quorum set between 10 and 12 lessons per week.

Director of the Human Resources Department at the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, Mr Ibrahim Rajab Al-Kuwari, said: ‘Implementing the part-time work system is an important positive step towards promoting a more flexible work environment in our public schools. We are committed to providing full support to teachers and administrators and providing  work options that ensure the perfect compatibility between the work and personal lives of those working in the field of education, in line with the Third National Development Strategy, which focuses on increasing flexibility in the workplace to ensure a balance between work and family obligations.’

The Ministry has confirmed that this decision will be implemented at the start of the academic year 2024-2025. All competent authorities are scheduled to implement this decision, ensuring a smooth transition and minimal disruption to the work and its needs.

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