The government of Wednesday agreed to specific exceptions allowing teachers without specific qualifications to continue with their career. The exceptions regard teachers older than 55 years who have 20 years of experience or who teach specialized subjects on a less than full time basis. Without the exceptions thousands of teachers would have had to quit the profession with serious disruption threatened in some regions. An estimated 11,000 teachers do not have the university level teaching qualifications required by law. The exemptions are believed to cover around three quarters of that total.