38,000 people sit teacher exams to fill 1,400 vacant positions
Published Saturday 12/05/2012 (updated) 13/05/2012 11:17
38,000 people are competing for 1,400 teaching positions.
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Around 38,000 people in the West Bank will sit exams on Saturday to become public school teachers.
The exams are highly competitive, with the Palestinian Authority ministry of education selecting only 1,400 people to fill vacant teaching positions across 31 different subjects in West Bank schools.
The exams start at 10 a.m. in 150 exam halls across the West Bank, PA ministry of education official Mustafa al-Audah told Ma'an.
Applicants who are not offered a position, which numbers at least 36,000, have to resit the exams next year.
The highly competitive selection process means many applicants may sit the exam six or seven times before being offered a teaching position.