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Rajo School in Afrin lacks support and needs restoration

Editing: Obaida Al Nabwani |
TranslationEditor: Farah Nassif |
Translation: Nouha Salti
Publication date: 2018/10/10 12:39

Aleppo - SMART

On Wednesday, the management of the Rajo town school in the Afrin countryside near Aleppo, Northern Syria, complained about the school's bad situation, as it needs restoration, seats, and restrooms, without receiving support from the Turkish Ministry of Education.

Abdullah al-Rajab, the school's manager, reported that the school is the only one in town for primary, secondary, and high school students, but now is unequipped to receive all of them.

Al-Rajab added that about 900 students study in the school that has only 50 seats, which forces the students to sit on the ground of classrooms.

Al- Rajab also said that the school needs restoration work, especially for restrooms and windows, in addition to the schoolyard.

The school has 35 teachers, 10 of them are from Rajo and the other 25 forcibly displaced, as most of the school's students were forcibly displaced from Eastern Ghouta and Northern Homs, with few students from Rajo, according to the school principal.

Earlier, dozens of students from the Afrin area formed a committee to demand the Turkish government to open a university in the area to allow them to continue their studies. The educational process in the Islamist factions and the Free Syrian Army-controlled areas faces several difficulties, most important of them is the lack of support.