The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has reopened opportunities for Egyptian teachers after they were suspended in the aftermath of the 25 January uprising. Applicants would, however, have to prove their support for Egypt's new military regime.
Al-Masryoon newspaper reported today the UAE Minister of Education, Hamid al-Qitami, as saying that his country would compensate for the three-year application suspension. The minister promised to recruit as many Egyptian teachers as possible.
Sources from the UAE's ministry of education disclosed that a recruitment committee would visit Cairo next January to interview applicants and ascertain their political persuasions.
Applicants with any known religious affinity, especially with the Muslim Brotherhood, would be automatically disqualified. El Shaab newspaper cited the same sources as saying that applicants opposed to the military regime would not be recruited.
The UAE, it would be recalled, had arrested some 60 Egyptians, including senior academics and professional employees last year because of their affiliation to the Muslim Brotherhood.