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Iraq Education: Lower Class

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on 13 December 2010

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Iraq Education Lower-Class Citizens a
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y Scho ling Kids go to school up to the sixth grade
They can choose to keep going, go to vocational school, or stop Under Privileged Women There is a law that allows university students to stay in school to study rather than go into service
This forces those unable to afford school to be forced into unfavorable scenarios #1 The universities of Iraq used to act as a magnet and attract students from all over the Arab and Muslim world
Prior to the U.S. led war and the imposition of sanctions, Iraq had among the finest educational systems in the Middle East.
Pre war In the 80’s there was a government program put into place to eliminate illiteracy amongst Iraqi men and women
Before The Gulf War, there was a 92% attendance rate in schools of all Iraqi schoolchildren.
It was actually illegal for children under the age of 12 to not be in school. Attendance amongst school children fell down to 30% (circa 2007)
There were 280 academics killed in violence since 2003, but the true number is projected to be much greater
30% of doctors, professors, and engineers have fled and have become refugees in other countries
Thousands more have fled since the violence began. Many flee because of death threats from various groups Post War But why education? Prior to the U.S. led war and the imposition of sanctions, Iraq had among the finest educational systems in the Middle East.
Iraq’s educational system was the target of US -British military action, because education is the backbone of any society. Without an efficient education system, no society can function. Schools and universities were bombed and destroyed.
The atrocity was sold as a  ‘necessary step’ to enforce Western "democracy". On many occasions, the Iraqi Resistance has rejected violence against civilians, and has called on foreign journalists to stay in Iraq and report honestly.
By contrast,U.S. troops have detained and killed journalists who cover the Iraqi Resistance view of the war. Indeed U.S. troops in Iraq have killed more than 13 journalists there. "We are in the process of destroying an entire society. It is as simple and terrifying as that. It is illegal and immoral", Denis Halliday, former UN Assistant Secretary-General and Humanitarian Coordinator in Iraq on his resignation in 1998. Damage The Al-Mustansiriyah University, one of the oldest schools in the world with a history that goes back at least 1000 years was bombed and partially destroyed.
There is now much occupation instigated violence. School dropout rates have risen, especially in females because most are afraid of being kidnapped .
The Al-Mustansiriyah University, one of the oldest schools in the world with a history that goes back at least 1000 years was bombed and partially destroyed.
There is now much occupation instigated violence. School dropout rates have risen, especially in females because most are afraid of being kidnapped .
The Students Because of the lack of resources, those who graduate are lacking the necessities of the education they learned to actually participate in their profession.
Some students who because they had no other choice had decided to forge their papers even though they did have the education. This though makes it hard to see who has an actual education because there are even government officials who claim to have degrees but just have forged papers.
Those who have fled often times only bring their bare necessities so they often leave behind books and learning materials. Because of this, when they become refugees in new countries they are often too poor to pursue education there thus making it harder for them to further improve their quality of life. Fixing Iraq Security will bring the habilitation of the Iraqi people. They need to feel safe in their schools and country.
Many Scholars believe international help will be necessary to reform higher education in Iraq.
A fix of the education system internally is needed as well. Many believe that there is too much of a focus on religion and that the education system should become more liberal and open minded.
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