AL-SHOURAH: Sanaa weekly, 21-6-98. [Archives:1998/26/Press Review]

June 29 1998

(Federation of Popular Forces Party)   Main Headline:
1- Tanks and armored vehicles block the streets of major towns and cities.
2- Opposition parties in Aden reject security instructions to acquire permission before conducting any public activity.
3- Opposition in Dhali’ calls for the instigators of the recent armed confrontations between the army and tribesmen in the area to brought to justice.
4- 10% of the people in Yemen are infected with Malaria.
Article Summary:
Teachers Intend to Leave
By Ahmed Al-Zakari
New teachers come full of hopes and ambitions, only to have their aspirations crushed by a deteriorating system. With meager salaries, our teachers have become unable to provide a decent living for their families. The state does not seem to be concerned with the education system, both in terms of school curricula and the teachers’ academic and living standards.
Some new teaching graduates who started their work at their appointed schools since the beginning of this academic year have not yet received their salaries. The teachers’ problems are exacerbated by the increasing violence at schools, where several incidents of students physically attacking their teachers took place recently.
So many teachers are now seriously contemplating leaving the country to work abroad, not necessarily in teaching. The problems plaguing Yemen’s education system must be seriously and urgently tackled.