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14,000 quit govt jobs in 7 months 

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RIYADH: A number of ministries and government organizations recorded the resignations of nearly 14,000 employees in the last seven months, with the education sector accounting for the highest figures.

A total of 5,339 teachers or 38 percent quit their jobs, local media reported.

Statistics published by the Ministry of Civil Services have shown that the number of females who resigned during the seven-month period stood at 3,949, accounting for 28 percent of the total resignations.

In the judiciary, eight judges left their jobs, while 2,025 employees of the Bureau of Investigation resigned.

The reasons for quitting the jobs ranged from resignation, firing or dismissal to voluntary retirement.

Meanwhile, the ministry has also started receiving, through its Jadara program, applications from females for about 5,000 job vacancies, the process of which will end in mid-Ramadan.

The vacancies available for females are in the education sector.

In a related issue, the Ministry of Civil Service said it would open its registration portal on the website of the National Center for Assessment and Evaluation (Kiass) for those who will undergo the general cognitive ability test (1) from Thursday.

The ministry has urged the male graduates who have applied for the Jadara program to register and take an appointment for the date and location of the examinations on Kiass website.

The ministry said that the general cognitive ability test (1) is a prerequisite for appointment and that the test is free of charge.

The ministry also said that it has postponed the application of the general cognitive ability test (2) until the completion of the project to develop the manual of the functional classification the ministry is currently working on.

Meanwhile, the ministry has approved the transfer of 239 jobs at government agencies after reviewing the applications, and in accordance with the recommendations of the committee consisting of representatives of the Ministries of Finance and the Civil Service, and the body in relation with the transfer application.


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