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Sheikh Sultan addresses woes of Emirati women


Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi.

Hajar Khamis, Staff Reporter

His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, responded to two separate complaints made on Sunday by two Emirati women via the Direct Line programme.

Sheikh Sultan instructed the Emiri Court to find a job urgently for Umm Moza, arrange a house for her in co-ordination with the Department of Housing until her own house is delivered to her and give her urgent financial assistance to manage her affairs until she receives her first salary.

Sheikh Sultan also instructed the Emiri Court to handle the medical treatment of Shaima, an Emirati woman, in the country or abroad.

This was announced by Hassan Yaqoub, Secretary General of Sharjah Media Council, while presenting the Direct Line programme broadcast live on Sharjah Radio and TV.

Earlier, Umm Moza from Khor Fakkan called the Direct Line programme on Sunday and talked about her problem. She said she was unable to pay the rental of her house, had not received her own house and she would like to find a job to spend on her and her daughters, noting she was a divorcee.

Shaima, on the other hand, explained to the programme how she was suffering from her inability to give birth to a baby and would need medical treatment outside the UAE.

Earlier, Sheikh Sultan directed the establishment of the Emiratisation Department in the emirate of Sharjah to be responsible for the recruitment and follow-up of citizens in the private sector. The government would guarantee the difference in salaries of the recruited citizens in the private sector through this department, Sheikh Sultan added. He also directed establishing centres to preserve and care for the Arabic language dedicated to children and young people in all cities and regions of the emirate. His Highness directed a group of government departments in the emirate, to appoint graduates of the Islamic studies and Arabic language specialisations in these centres. Students of these centres would get accredited certificates and financial rewards when successfully accomplishing each level.

Recently, Sheikh Sultan launched his new development project titled ‘Sultan Al Qasimi Project for Recruitment of Citizens’ and instructed the Sharjah Private Education Authority to target a number of graduates from education majors to be appointed in the emirate’s private schools as part of the 400 jobs he announced a few days ago for the appointment of national jobseekers this year.

This was announced by Dr Tariq Sultan Bin Khadem, Member of Sharjah Executive Council and Chairman of Sharjah Directorate of Human Resources, in a telephone conversation with Ahmed Sultan via the Direct Line Proramme broadcast live on Sharjah Radio and TV.

“Sheikh Sultan has been preparing for this project for a long time and has announced it in due time by appointing the graduates of education majors. This is because Sheikh Sultan’s main goal is social development for our children to play a bigger role in the UAE in general and Sharjah in particular. The project serves as a complement to Sheikh Sultan’s attention paid to building families and the community and providing a decent life for them,” he said.

“As part of the first phase of this significant project, the first of its kind in the UAE, the graduates of the colleges of Social Studies, Islamic Studies and Arabic Language will be appointed.

“We have currently more than 1,000 graduates from education majors in Sharjah and the number is on the increase. As a few graduates could be appointed in the Ministry of Education and other ministries, Sheikh Sultan instructed the Sharjah Private Education Authority to appoint the graduates in its schools where they will undergo 1-2 year training programmes in co-ordination with the University of Sharjah,” he added.

The graduates who will pass the required exams will be appointed this year in Sharjah’s private schools through the Sharjah Private Education Authority and will get all the privileges given to a Government of Sharjah employee including among others health insurance and subscription to Sharjah pension fund.

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