News – Teachers probation period extended to 2 years

Saudi Arabia: The Kingdom is getting more familiar with educational importance and the benefits of schools and proper teaching staff, due to which certain policies are being implemented. The Saudi Government has made it clear that in order to get Employment in the Kingdom the probation period for a teacher will be of 2 years.

Announced by the MOE, the earlier announcement was the probation period will be off a year but later the rule changed to making it two years for the teachers to be a permanent employee in a school. Furthermore, teachers on probation period will not be able to transfer somewhere else. After the probation period ends, the teachers will be asked to give an interview and submit their Medical Certificate. Delay in the matter may cause the applicant’s termination.

MOE further stated that the matters of Employment will be handled by the Employees Affairs General Directorate at the MOE.