Indian woman accuses Dubai school of racial discrimination

An Indian woman, looking for a teacher''s job, has accused a Dubai school of discrimination after an ad it posted on an online jobsite sought to keep candidates from two nationalities - Indian and Pakistani -- out.
The Gulf News reports that Chaitra Prabhakar, a Mirdif resident, said a school in Al Warqa had posted the advertisement on an online forum on December 15.

"The requirement was for a full-time KG teacher, with applications being sought from candidates who had a bachelor''s degree, were fluent in English and had a minimum three years experience in the "school industry," said Prabhakar.
She added: "That is all very well. But I was shocked to find that the ad actually stopped Indians and Pakistanis from applying. And the language used was anything but fluent."

"This is unacceptable in a multi-cultural environment like Dubai," said Prabhakar.

She said she could understand if she could not get a job because she did not meet the educational qualification or had the required experience. "But not because of my nationality or colour of skin."

When contacted, the school claimed the content of the advertisement was not checked before it went online.

"It was a mistake. We recruit teachers of all nationalities, including Indian and Pakistani," the principal said.(ANI)

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