Secondary school students protest in Aleppo as Turkey refuses to recognize their certificates

اعداد ميس نور الدين | تحرير حسن برهان | ترجمة محمد غيث | تحرير الترجمة Vera Halvorsen 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 15 أغسطس، 2018 8:22:30 م خبر اجتماعيفن وثقافة مظاهرة

Aleppo - SMART

On Wednesday, secondary school students protested in the city of Azaz, 43 kilometers north of Aleppo, Northern Syria, as Turkey refuses to recognize their certificates.

Twenty-five students participated in the protest, raising signs saying, "To the educational offices, what is our fate?" "The lying and corruption are bottomless," and "Those who recognize certificates by the Syrian government and refuse to recognize our certificates do not represent us."

The student Mahmoud Figir said that 2,000 students from Azaz and other areas controlled by the Euphrates Shield Operation factions took and passed their secondary school exams after Turkey and the Ministry of Education of the Syrian Interim Government said they would recognize their certificates. Figir demanded Turkey to deliver on its promises and sign the students' certificates with a Turkish seal so that Turkish universities will recognize the certificates.

Khaled Kabtor, the head of the Free Aleppo Pharmacists Association and the father of a superior student, said that they were surprised by Turkey’s refusal to recognize the certificates despite Ankara's promise that the Euphrates Shield areas directly follow Turkey (and its educational system).

Kabtor demanded Turkey to recognize the certificates so that the students do not become victims of disagreements, otherwise, the people of the Euphrates Shield-controlled areas will cease to tolerate Turkey's presence. Some Turkish university faculties said that they accept Syrian students; however, when the students wanted to register online, they discovered that the faculties were not real.

Muhammad al-Hamadi, the supervisor of the faculties at the Free Aleppo University in Azaz, said that local councils in the areas of the Euphrates Shield and Olive Branch Operation supervised the secondary school exams this year. The Ministry of Education in the Syrian Interim Government supervised the exams in previous years.

Al-Hamadi noted that the Syrian Interim Government warned against the danger of local councils' supervision of exams as the councils are not qualified; however, the councils did not care the warning, trusting Turkey's promises to allow Syrian students in Turkish universities.

Al-Hamadi believes the local councils' supervision of the exams is a significant problem, because it will lead to the students receiving two certificates from the Ministry of Local Administration in the Syrian Interim Government instead of one, which is irregular.

On June 19, 2018, 1,945 secondary school students of science and literature took their exams in centers belonging to the Educational Directorate of the Syrian Interim Government.

The educational process in the areas controlled by the Free Syrian Army and Islamist battalions suffer from difficulties including the lack of financial support and Russian and Syrian government forces' bombings on educational facilities.

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