Al-Sahwa [Archives:2003/673/Press Review]

October 2 2003

25 Sept.2003
Main headlines:
– Called for consolidating the JMP, YSP Central Committee denounces nipping the pardon in the bud
– Nankli could be handed over to an international organisation

Columnist Zaid al-Shami says in his article the ministry of education has this year carried out a comprehensive movement of changes: transfer of teachers and students. Te outward character of the changes is the public interest but behind the scenes agony for students and teachers as the whole operation was dominated by the narrow political and partisan character and that is why there happened many mistakes and confusions increased in addition to a large-scale of resentment towards these policies. Among the targets of the movement of changes is the female education. Many secondary schools were abolished and thousands of girl students got deprived of continuing their education, either for the remoteness of the new schools or due to improper circumstances or because of transferring male teachers to girl schools and female teachers to boys schools. For many years the ministry of education has been putting in mind many considerations for encouraging girl students. But now e are witnessing a setback in the education of girls due to these measures but the problems gets more complicated in the rural areas as a result of social and geographic circumstances.