AL-SHOURA: Sana’a (Weekly) 21-9-97. (Federation of Popular Forces) [Archives:1997/39/Press Review]

September 29 1997

Main Headlines: 1) Armed Assault on Judge’s House in Taiz – No Casualties 2) 50 Injured in Confrontation Between Police and Angry Football Fans in Shihr, Mukalla 3) Armed Group Surrounds Udein’s Municipality Office & Frees Cohort Accused of Throwing Bomb 4) Fear of Rabid Stray Dogs Prevails in Hawta, Lahaj Article Summary: Violations at Education Bureau by: Mohammed R. Ali According to a report issued by the Central Control and Audit Office, there are financial, administrative, and technical irregularities at the Education Bureau in Sana’a. Six-month salaries totaling YR 38,353,600 were paid to Arab teachers of unimportant subjects such as physical education. The bureau does not conform to the first phase of the reform program. The bureau also levies illegal fees on stamping graduation certificates and registering external students. Ministry of Education facilities are being exploited by private schools without any payments – total amount due fro ’95-’96 is YR 1,767,200.