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Education UAE needs 75,000 teachers by 2015

Dubai: Around 75,000 educators need to be hired in the UAE by 2015 to fill the current manpower gap in the education sector, a study launched by Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) and conducted by Deloitte revealed.

“The study found that the education sector is expected to have a manpower gap of 200,000 by 2015 in the Gulf. The UAE requires more than a quarter of this, around 57,000 educators, and they include teachers and professors,” Dr Ayoub Kazim, managing director of DIAC and Dubai Knowledge Village.

The study’s findings were highlighted on the sidelines of the Gulf Educational Supplies and Solutions Exhibition and Gulf Education Forum that was inaugurated by Humaid Mohammad Obaid Al Qutami, Minister of Education on Tuesday.

The study, which included 2,415 respondents across 17 markets in the Middle East, Africa and Asia found that the sector needs professors and lecturers in management, accounting and vocational training.

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