UAE Work Permit for Private Tuitions: 7 Guidelines Tutors Must Follow

UAE Work Permit for Private Tuitions: 7 Guidelines Tutors Must Follow

A code of conduct outlining the seven guidelines that tutors must abide by is required of them

Teachers are not permitted to charge private tuition to pupils enrolled in their own schools. In order to obtain a work permit for private tuition, teachers are required to sign a "code of conduct" which clearly prohibits them from "providing services directly to students affiliated with their schools."

The 7-point document says that it is vital to disclose any conflict of interest.

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) authorized private tuition in December of last year along with the issuance of a new license to conduct instruction outside of schools.

Educators had stated that they would discourage teachers from privately tutoring their own kids since there could be a conflict of interest when the permit was originally announced. They had expressed doubts about the teachers' capacity to uphold justice or neutrality, particularly in cases involving evaluations.

Code of Conduct

Private tuition is described as the "practice of providing educational lessons outside of school hours by qualified educators" by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization.

The signed code of conduct is one of the documents that candidates must turn in in order to receive the two-year permit.

When working with pupils, teachers must conduct professionally and abstain from "inappropriate activities such as sending them emails or images." They must also refrain from touching their wards physically.

Furthermore, as stated in the document:

  • Confidentiality of information relating to students and parents must be maintained.
  • In no case may students be subjected to violence, either verbally or physically.
  • Do not engage in topics containing abnormal or extremist concepts or ideas that are inconsistent with the state's national identity.

What is pedagogically feasible?

Those who are eligible to apply for the free permit include university students, those in their twenties, registered teachers, people in the workforce, and jobless people.

A permit obtained through the MoHRE website allows private tutors to teach a variety of disciplines. Among them are:

  • Academic subjects like math, physics, chemistry, geology, sociology, food science etc.
  • Languages like English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German etc.
  • Business topics like commerce, accounting and economics.
  • Social subjects like history and geography.
  • Art and design
  • Arabic and Islamic studies
  • Physical education
  • Film and video production, graphic design and multimedia
  • Dance, music and theatre.

How to Apply

The permission intends to stop unlicensed and unlawful private tuition as parents look for instructors to support their kids' education.

There will be fines and penalties for anyone found providing private instruction without a permission. Those who meet the requirements can apply for the permission via the MoHRE app or website.

Depending on who is applying, different requirements apply. These are some of the documents that might be needed:

  • Valid UAE residency (passport/Emirates ID)
  • Signed code of conduct
  • Certificate of good conduct
  • No-objection certificate from the employer
  • No-objection certificate from the guardian (for students looking to offer private tuitions)
  • Experience certificate (if any)

News Source: Khaleej Times

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