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OU degree for teaching job acceptable in SA?

Old Jul 2nd 2014, 10:32 am
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Hi, I am a British national with CELTA, DELTA, and an Open University BA Hons, and am considering applying for a teaching post in Saudi Arabia. Worryingly, I see a few job adverts specify they don't accept distance qualifications, although this didn't hinder me getting a pre-sessional job in a British uni. Could anybody confirm if my degree would be acceptable or not please?
There was a similiar thread last year but it was not clear if the poster was successful with his OU degree or not, and I can't mail him as I am new member.
Thanks in advance.
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Old Jul 3rd 2014, 11:07 am
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I think the Ministry is quite strict on this. I have never heard of anyone with an OU degree getting it recognised by Riyadh. Ask the SACM in London. (Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission)
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Old Jul 4th 2014, 5:58 am
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Please ask Mr. Ali, a senior officer at Saudi Arabian Cultural Bureau (SACB). He is the one who attest all certificates issued in the UK. Unfortunately, I have already deleted his phone number, so just simply e-mail him at [email protected] to discuss your OU issue. The full address of SACB is:

Saudi Arabian Cultural Bureau
H.E. Saudi Arabian Cultural Attaché
630 Chiswick High Road
London
W4 5RY
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Old Jul 4th 2014, 7:04 am
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scot47 and wwinit, many thanks for your replies. I will email Mr Ali today.
Thanks again.
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Old Apr 21st 2015, 6:53 pm
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Hi idblack I am in the same situation re ou degree just wondering did you go ahead and email Mr Ali and if so what was the outcome? I would be very grateful to hear how it went
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Old Apr 21st 2015, 10:47 pm
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Hi sundaymorning, I did email Mr Ali and he replied that my qualifications would be acceptable. However, I never actually took up a post in Saudi so didn't go through the process. Hope that helps.
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Old Apr 22nd 2015, 3:06 am
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good morning idblack, thank you so much for your speedy reply, it is much appreciated, I hope you have a great day
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