The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Education of the Presidential Council Adel Juma said Tuesday that the decision to conduct tests for teachers came after receiving complaints by students about the poor performance of some teachers.

"All teachers who fail to pass 49% in the test scores will be referred to the general reserve and will have to undergo a retraining and rehabilitation course, while those who successfully pass the tests will be included in the education sector," the Undersecretary said in a press statement.

Juma explained that the general reserve is not a new-born idea and that 59 educational monitoring offices in Libya have an educational staff while the surplus of teachers will be forwarded to the general reserve.

The Ministry of Education decided on Sunday to conduct tests to determine the professional level of teachers in all municipalities of Libya.