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Saudi Arabia education ministry terminates services of expat principals of all private schools

August 13, 2020

The Ministry of Education in Saudi Arabia has issued a circular instructing the management of all private and international schools to terminate the services the emigrant principals and HMS with an immediate effect. The circular further stated that the decision would be implemented from Aug 11, 2020.

It said that the decision would be performed on all levels of schools, including primary, middle, high standards. The Deputy Minister of Education, Dr Abdul Rahiman Al Asmi, who has written a letter to all educational institutes across Saudi Arabia asked to implement the decision with an immediate effect.

It has also been instructed to replace all expatriate principals and HMS of international and private schools with Saudis only. From now on, only Saudis would be eligible to work as the principal of a global and private school in Saudi Arabia. The school management has also been asked to inform the owners of the school about the new decision.


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