Abu Dhabi: His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, issued Ministerial Resolution No. 46 of 2017 pertaining to the incentives system for substitute teachers in public schools.
The resolution stipulated that nominees with the required specialisations and qualifications will be selected to be a part of the substitute teachers incentives system. The process is to be implemented as per conditions set by the Ministry of Education. The highest priority will be given to Emirati nominees, then children of Emirati women, followed by Gulf citizens.
The third article of the resolution states that substitute teachers at nurseries will be paid Dh500 per day (maximum of five days per week). Substitute teachers will be paid Dh100 for school activity periods taught, up to a maximum of 30 periods per week.
Substitute teachers for Arabic language, Islamic studies, history, geography, economy, social studies, national studies, health sciences and life skills will be paid Dh120 for every school period, up to a maximum of 30 periods every week.
Substitute teachers for mathematics, physics, English, chemistry, biology, sciences, computer design and technology sciences, business administration, creative design and innovation will be paid Dh150 for each school period, with a weekly maximum of 30 school periods taught.
The incentives will be paid from the Ministry of Education’s budget.
The resolution states that the Ministry of Education will be tasked with issuing the necessary decisions to implement the bylaws of this resolution. The decisions issued by the ministry must include mechanisms for establishing a database that lists substitute teachers. The minister reserves the right to add, remove or update subjects in this resolution’s third article, in addition to the value of fees paid for specific school activities and subjects.
If any of the aforementioned categories are not available for a particular specialisation, other nationalities may be called upon to be a part of the substitute teachers’ incentives system.
The resolution states that substitute teachers will be called upon to cover up for the duties of the absent regular teacher, and that human resources procedures set by the Federal Authority for Human Resources must be followed when it comes to choosing substitute teachers according to the bylaws of this resolution.