The Minister of Education of the Presidential Council's government, Othman Abdeljalil, has resigned over the decision by the Presidential Council to split Ministry of Education into two; General Education and Higher Education.
The outgoing minister said Thursday in a press statement that he had told the Head of the Presidential Council Fayez Al-Sarraj about the ramification of such a split inside the ministry, adding that he cannot remain in duty after such a decision by Al-Sarraj.
"Splitting the ministry into General Education and Higher Education ministries isn't right and has no scientific basis. We have been working for two years in both fields and we known how significant to keep them under one umbrella." Abdeljalil said.
He added that the achievements he had made during his tenure in the education sector were very remarkable and constituted a turning point in the sector over the last years.
"I apologize for any mistakes I made. I wish my successor the best of luck." He remarked.
On Thursday morning, the Presidential Council ordered splitting the Education Ministry into General Education and Higher Education ministries.
The latest decisions made by the outgoing Education Minister, especially the cancelation of 152.000 salaries of teachers and education employees for not having proper paperwork, caused lots of anger and controversy in the country, let alone different strikes by education department and syndicates calling for better salaries.