Representatives from the Ministries of Education, Higher Education and Finance from Baghdad and the Kurdish Regional Government gathered in Erbil during a three-day meeting for the modernisation of the education sector in Iraq. From 23 to 25 September, 2010, UNESCO and UNICEF launched the first national workshop for education of the joint “Iraq Public Sector […]
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The Education Ministry has confirmed plans to offer new staff to schools nationwide, depending on their needs. An official source in the ministry said that schools in the outskirts of Baghdad, and in other provinces which suffered security problems, like Mosul, Diyala, and Anbar, will be given priority.
The German School in Erbil, Kurdistan-Iraq was officially opened on 16 September by Safin Muhsin Dizayee, the Regional Government’s Education Minister, Nihad Qoja, the Chairman of the School Association and Stefan Bantle, the Head of the German Consulate-General in Erbil. It is thus the newest of a total of more than 130 German schools abroad […]
A new building for the College of Agriculture in southern Iraq’s Wassit University has been opened by the Rector of the University, Jawad Al-Mousawi. “The new 3-story building, accommodating 140 male and female students, includes 6 study halls, 4 laboratories, a large conference hall, and another computer centre for scientific and academic purposes,” the University’s […]
On the occasion of International Literacy Day, UNESCO calls on national institutions and civil society to join forces to promote literacy for all as a tool for inclusive and sustainable development in Iraq. “I take this occasion to call upon governments, international organizations, civil society and the private sector to scale up their support to […]
Conference on bridging the research gap The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research will hold an international conference on revitalising scientific research, from 14 to 16 December in Erbil, capital of the Kurdistan Region. The goal of this conference is to connect university departments and individual scientists with their counterparts […]
The American University in north Iraq’s Sulaimaniya city has decided to grant Bachelor degrees in Civil and Mechanical Engineering, according to a report from Aswat al-Iraq. All Iraqi students have been invited to join it, whatever their national, racial or religious background may be, the University’s Academic Adviser said on Tuesday. “The University shall accept […]
Iraqi عربي English joo’aan جوعان hungry ‘aTshaan عَطشان thirsty hathaa yibayyin هذا يبَيِن this seems aani ‘indi آني عِندي I have fiqra فِكره idea yi’jibni يِعجِبني I like, literally, it pleases me inti shitguuliin إنتِ شِتگولين what do you say?, what do you think? – contraction of shinnu and tguliin aani atifiq آني أتّفِق I […]
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AFP reports that 90 percent of the $1.9m batch of US-purchased computers destined for schoolchildren but allegedly sold off on the cheap have been recovered. As we reported on Saturday, an unnamed senior official at Umm Qasr port had reportedly misappropriated the gift and auctioned the computers for just $45,700. But customs chief Nofal Salim […]
The U.S. military is demanding to know what happened to $1.9 million worth of computers purchased by American taxpayers, and intended for Iraqi schoolchildren, that have instead been auctioned off by Iraqi officials for less than $50,000. Reports from Associated Press and al Jazeera say the shipment of computers intended for schoolchildren in the central […]
We launch our new Jobs in Iraq page today on the IBN web site in response to reader demand. This is a free reciprocal service for Recruitment Agencies and Employers with jobs on offer in Iraq. For readers it provides a welcome source of employment options in a country crying out for skilled labour and […]