AL-WAHDAWI: Sanaa weekly, 24-2-98. [Archives:1998/09/Press Review]

March 2 1998

(Nasserite Unionist Party)
Main Headline:
1- The Government is to withdraw local authority draft law from parliament to make new amendments.
2- UAE is to finance 2nd stage of Mareb Dam & Zayid Park.
3- Opposition Coordination Council submitted its proposed amendments on elections law.
4- Iraqi diplomacy has succeeded in exposing US aggressive intentions.
5- 18 teachers were arrested last Saturday for going on strike in protest over low pay.
Article Summary:
Collapse of Education System
The Education Committee in parliament has stressed in a recent report the urgency for the government to provide the education system, its utmost attention. The report indicated that in some governorates there is a total lack of teachers of very important subjects such as physics, maths, Arabic, and English.
It also drew attention to the crippling bureaucracy in employing new teachers and the large numbers of administrative staff at the Ministry of Education. Headmasters are often arbitrarily appointed, said the report. Financial allocations are seldom enough for maintaining school buildings in good order and providing schools with the necessary facilities.