Austerity disrupts the construction of 500 school buildings in Babil
Babylon / Iqbal Mohammed
The Directorate of Education in the province of Babylon, on Tuesday, the need to maintain more than 500 new school buildings to break the double and tripartite, while noting the cessation of work to rehabilitate and build more than 130 schools for more than 3 years as a result of fiscal austerity and the absence of allocations.
The director of educational planning in Babylon, Imad Jassim al-Moussawi said in an interview for "Al-Mada" that "in Babylon more than 1400 elementary, middle and secondary schools distributed in the districts, districts and rural areas in the province of Babylon and that these schools occupy 848 buildings and all schools are dual-time and the number of pupils And students have become a triple shift in some schools. "
Al-Masawi pointed out that "there is a lack of clear the number of classrooms in schools, which led to overcrowding of students and students outside the global contexts and this leads to non-absorption of students to the teacher's material and information."
Moussaoui stressed that "Babylon needs more than 500 school buildings to dismantle the double and triple and that the current financial situation because of the financial distress of the state does not allow the construction of schools."
He revealed that "more than 130 schools have been suspended for years because of the lack of financial allocations for them and the reason for completion, varying schools including within the development projects of the regions announced by the local government and another project within the number one ministerial within the projects of building schools ready-built 61 schools completed work only 3 schools and all these schools are built in a way ready construction. "
He pointed out that "one of the reasons for the low success rates in middle and high schools is the lack of school buildings and overcrowded students," adding that "the Ministry of Education launched community initiatives, schools and home partnership and community contributed by the people of the areas where the schools and the goal of these initiatives to add rows School health and classrooms, school gardens, rehabilitation of electricity, water and school trips. These initiatives have been very successful in the governorate. Ten new schools have been built and many new classrooms have been added. "
"Babel is suffering from a clear lack of school buildings and overcrowded classrooms, which have exceeded 50," said Karim al-Khafaji. "This has an impact on the school level, the students' psychology and the level of success."
"Where was the local government in the days of financial abundance and the flow of oil revenues from the construction of schools and could be built hundreds of them by international companies with solid expertise in this area?" Asked Khafaji.
He criticized the establishment of schools responsible for "contracting with companies that are slow and unable to build schools in the style of ready-made construction, which has been stalled since 2012 and its preparation is large and if completed, it fills a large part of the need for conservation schools."
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