Al-Sahwa [Archives:2003/650/Press Review]

July 14 2003

10 July 2003
Main headlines:
– Al-Dhabbi: Al-Mouyad morale is high and his imprisonment circumstances improved
– Coordination Council established for a new stage of cooperation
– Americans killer challenges the verdict; the Americans want to talk to him
– Dispute among the parliamentary GPC bloc renews

Columnist Zaid al-Shami tackles in his article the problem of education saying that the state and the society just want to turn a blind eye to the fact displayed by results of school examinations as the complaints increases day by day about the deterioration of the educational level and weakness of its outputs in general.
The phenomenon of cheating usually accompanies examinations and it has expanded to an extent dictating study and treatment. The cheating practice may have forced the ministry of education to abolish some examination centers and transfer some of them to other places. We are facing a disaster threatening our future as a result of the low standard of education and absence of the values of seriousness, hardworking and sincerity. There must be therefore a serious consideration for halting this deterioration. The issues of education are many and ramified. Dealing with them by a narrow-minded partisan way would lead to the loss of our future. The cooperation of all to solve edproblems is the right solution.