Recently there are lots of vacancies for teachers in the Republic of Maldives. There are about 250 inhabited islands in the Maldives and most of these islands have schools. There is good demand for teachers for these Islands and recruitment work is given to some agencies in India. One of my friends told me yesterday that his wife who is now in India, Kerala went for an interview conducted by some recruiting agency appointed by the Education Ministry of Maldives. They demanded Rs 45,000 for the Job. I was really shocked and the interesting part is that there are lots individuals who are ready to pay this amount and come for the job. Teachers are paid around US$ 500 and they earn handsome from tuitions which are permitted by the Ministry.

Now almost all the expatriates coming to work to Maldives are recruited by agencies and they have to pay from US$ 300 to US$ 1500. Sad part what I have seen is that there are lot of Bangladeshi’s coming to work to Maldives and they pay a fee of US$ 1000-2000 for the job and they get a salary of US$100 per month. How long will it take for them to recover the amount that they had paid for getting this job.

I was Googling for this subject and I found this interesting page

http://www.indiaenews.com/health/20061111/28333.htm

Even the paramedical staff who are recruited to the Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital pay Rs 50,000 for their job. These middle men are really minting money and who knows who all get the share? There are places where you don’t even need to spend a single penny to get a job, eg my work place and I am proud of that.

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