The Ministry of Education said Wednesday that the minister Ahmad Al-Mulaifi has issued instructions for local contracts to be made with bachelor degree holders who wish to be employed as school teachers, including illegal residents. The ministry said in a statement, that the guidelines state that priority will be given to local contracts over foreign ones based on much needed subjects, with the subjects to be announced next week. The minister headed a meeting with undersecretaries, which included Education Undersecretary Maryam Al-Watid, with discussions focused on reforms to the main statute of the preliminary school formula. Al-Jahra Education Director General Fatima Al-Kanderi said that the evaluation process is ongoing regarding weaknesses in education curricula, including issues regarding pass and fail grades for students. The evaluation process will be determined by skilled teachers, in terms of students with lower grades, and coordination will be with the school management. Participants in the meeting also agreed that the evaluation process for the preliminary schools will not be similar to the past, due to the psychological pressure on students and their families.