Erbil’s employment committee announced today that it has overseen for the first time the recruitment of 1,868 new primary and secondary school teachers in the province.
AKnews reports that the names of the new recruits were announced in a ceremony at the Health Directorate Conventions Hall at the heart of the provincial capital.
At the head of the committee – set up to oversee the recruitment of public sector workers as part of a bid to eradicate nepotism – deputy Erbil governor Taher Abdullah said that the teachers were recruited on the strength of their qualifications, experience and personal interviews.
Abdullah said that there is a 20% reserve of teachers ready to take up positions to cover any of the recruits who are unable to meet the demands of their new posts.
Erbil’s Education Director Pakiza Tal’at said that despite the high number of appointments, there are still vacant spots that need to be filled, particularly for maths and physics teachers, as teachers from other specializations cannot be offered these positions.