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SEC bans private schools from selling uniforms

The Supreme Education Council (SEC) has banned all private schools and kindergartens in Qatar from getting involved in the sale and distribution of school uniforms. The ban goes beyond preventing schools from selling uniforms in their premises. They cannot have tie ups with specific shops or suppliers dealing in uniforms with an intention to make financial gains or promote their business interests. SEC has issued a circular to all the private schools and kindergartens asking them to give full freedom to students and parents in the purchase of uniforms.  Parents should be free to buy uniforms from any source they prefer. The decision will be in force from the current (2014-2015) academic year, according to the circular. The move apparently is intended to break an existing nexus between some schools and business outlets in the sale of school uniforms. The schools can neither sell the uniform in their campus nor ask the…

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Indian school hikes salaries of staff

The Ideal Indian School has hiked the salaries of teachers and other staff by 10% from October 1. “Our president declared the salary hike on the very first day of the reopening of the school after Eid holidays,” school principal Syed Shoukat Ali said. “This is in addition to the recent hike we had given to the teachers in April-May this year,” he said. Gulf Times had recently reported about the low salaries of teachers in Indian and other community schools.  A prominent community member hoped other schools will follow suit. Related : Demand grows for salary hike of Indian teachers “It is high time that the salaries of teachers are revised and all teachers are given a salary that is on par with their qualifications and credentials. Hopefully, all Indian schools will take care of the salary and perks of the teachers and provide them with a salary that…

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Demand grows for salary hike of Indian teachers

Indian community schools in Qatar pay their teachers pathetically low salaries, although some of them charge up to QR1,500 as tuition fee per month from students, it is learnt. Though the Supreme Council of Education (SEC) had announced plans to initiate steps to regulate employment of teachers in private schools nothing has been done so far. A good majority of teachers in Indian expat schools draw about QR2,500 per month, while certified nannies are paid about QR3,700 on average in Qatar. The teachers are qualified professionals, many of whom are post-graduates with an additional degree in education. With the new Indian schools that have come up recently charging higher fees than the existing ones and several schools hiking their fees from this semester, there is a growing demand to revise the salaries of the teachers. An Indian school which started operations this academic year is charging QR1,500 per month as…

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