AL-SAHWA: Sanaa weekly, 23-7-98. [Archives:1998/30/Press Review]

July 27 1998

[Yemeni Congregation for Reform (Islah)]   Main Headline:
1- The President: “Our relation with Islah is a strategic one and cannot be harmed.”
2- Sanaa Court of Appeal rules in favor of the Islah leader, Sheikh Al-Zindani, in his slander case against Abdullah Saad the journalist at Al-Shourah weekly.
3- Governor of Al-Jawf was injured in an ambush by tribesmen of his motorcade, which also carried 2 ministers and several other senior officials.
4- Seera primary court convicts and sentences 5 men to prison terms varying from 1 to 5 years in relation with the bomb explosion at the Arwa Park in Aden. A 6th man was acquitted for reasons of insanity. All men came from Taiz.
5- A parliamentary committee visits the fish-canning factory in Mukallah, following the government’s announcement that it will be privatized.
Article Summary:
Vocational Training
By: Zaid Ali Al-Shami
The few technical training establishments that exist in Yemen do not seem to be able to produce well-qualified people, who can effectively compete with foreign workers. Many of these graduates do not find work because of the low regard in which vocational training is held by public and private-sector establishments.
Labor market demands should be taken into consideration when choosing the appropriate vocational training courses. Close coordination with the public and private sectors must be conducted towards that end.