Research Journal

Online ISSN No. 2790 – 3885

Challenges Faced in Recruitment Within the Education sector of the UAE

Neha Gangwani
ORCID No.:0000-0001-5869-4234
Email Address: neha.gangwani77@gmail.com
Westford University College- Universidad Catolica de Murcia, Spain
Liza Gernal, DM, PhD
ORCID No. 0000-0002-6451-8066
Westford University College
Libin Mathew
ORCID No. 0000-0003-1617-9749
Westford University College


The study explains the current requirements to become an educator in the UAE. The teachers in UAE are required to have a Bachelors in Education along with minimum experience in their respective field. Along with that their qualification degree must be attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs UAE, the country’s embassy in UAE, and international cooperation. Teachers are also required to provide criminal clearance from their home country. One of the key requirements introduced by the Ministry of Education is the Teachers Licensing System. All teachers in UAE are required to be registered under the TLS system. This study focuses on the challenges faced in the recruitment of the right educator within the Education Sector of the UAE. The challenges are divided into 5 areas/aspects. The first area is the challenges faced while recruiting in the Education sector in the area of planning and budgeting. The second area covered is challenges faced in terms of position description (required qualifications and skills). The third area focuses on challenges arising due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. The fourth area covered challenges in hiring a fresh graduate in the education industry and the last area covered challenges arising due to cultural adjustments while recruiting in the education industry. The researcher used quantitative research for this study. The survey was sent to around 30 participants who are involved in recruitment within the education sector. The results were analyzed using an excel sheet. The researcher used a frequency table to analyze the degree to which a particular challenge is faced by the recruiters of the education industry. The significant findings made was that the hiring managers of today are facing key challenges concerning increased qualification requirements and lower budgets. One of the important challenges faced is to hire from abroad. The survey suggested that cultural adjustment is a big aspect of recruitment that often goes unnoticed.