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An Urgent Call for Education Reforms in Iraq

Iraq: An Urgent Call for Education Reforms to Ensure Learning for All Children and Boost Human Capital Learning levels in Iraq are among the lowest in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region and are likely to decline even further because of the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on education service delivery, including […]

New Report on Iraqi Education Sector

This report provides an overview of the Iraqi education system while following its structure starting with pre-school then the mandatory primary education which involves 6 years of schooling, followed by secondary education consisting of an intermediate level (3 years) and a preparatory level (3 years). Preparatory education has an academic stream with two tracks, literary […]

Iraq Faces Schools Crisis

By Wassim Bassem for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. BABIL, Iraq — Under the rule of former Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki (2006-14), $150 million was allocated to the construction and development of public schools in several Iraqi areas. Yet only […]

Improving Human Rights through Education

By Shukur Khilkhal for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. In a society where conservative religious trends and the rule of tribal law are on the rise, the dissemination of human rights principles is a difficult task. Often, interpretations of religious and tribal customs contradict […]

Japan, UNESCO help Educate Refugee Children

Japan and UNESCO have joined hands to address the grave consequences of Iraq’s present emergency situation on education. The government of Japan has pledged $3,000,000 in funding to help UNESCO implement two education projects that will benefit IDPs and Syrian refugees in Iraq including the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. An event to launch the two […]

Al Kindi Society Announce January Forum

By John Lee. The Al Kindi Society for Engineers have announced they will be hosting a forum on the role of engineering in Iraq's current crisis. The event will be held at the Hilton Metropole Hotel in North London on the 10th of January. Anyone who wishes to attend must register here. For those not […]

UNESCO targets 10,000 Out-of-School Children

UNESCO officials concluded a series of meetings held with director generals in Ministries of Education in the central government in Baghdad and the Kurdistan regional government, as well as representatives from local NGOs, to discuss ways to enhance cooperation and accelerate the implementation of UNESCO programmes targeting 10,000 out-of-school children and youth in Iraq. “UNESCO […]

Endurance in Baghdad

By John Lee The BBC's Kevin Conolly has published an illuminating piece about the mentality of Baghdad residents who live day to day with the risk of violence. Citing what others have compared to the "blitz spirit" of Londoners during the German air raids in WW2, Conolly describes life in and around Baghdad's famous Mutanabbi […]

Rebuilding Iraq's Universities

By John Lee. Christopher Hill, director of research training and academic development at the University of Nottingham, has written an article based on his experience in university level capacity building in Iraq for academic journal The Conversation. Professor Hill points out the increased expenditure in rebuilding Iraqi universities, but posits that until more academics can be […]

Video: Authorities Investigate Fake Education Certs

From Iran’s PressTV. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Kurdistan Region's Higher Education Ministry has linked over one hundred and fifty fake certificates to university students since October. Local media now claim that an adviser to Kurdistan's prime minister paid over […]

Iraq Launches National Education Strategy

The Government of Iraq has launched a new national education strategy to improve access to quality education for Iraq’s 33 million citizens. “This is Iraq’s first ever national education strategy, which is unique in both Iraq and the region,” said Dr. Mohammed Ali Tamim, Iraq’s Minister of Education. “This strategy will respond to the needs […]