Analyzing education in Yemen

March 21, 2022: The education track of the National Reconciliation Movement organized a symposium on Sunday to analyze the education situation in Yemen. In this event, Dr. Yousef Al-Raymi, Head of the Planning and Follow-up Division at the Educational Research and Development Center, and Dr. Shakib Bajrash, a former lecturer at the College of Education in Aden and a worker in the field of curricula, especially the field of mathematics were the two main guest speakers.
In her welcoming speech, Dr. Nooria Al-Asbahi, Head of the Education Track in the Movement, spoke about the Track’s vision and plans to contribute to the reform of education in Yemen, and to provide short and long-term solutions, expressing the Track’s welcome to join the expertise and competencies interested in the education sector in Yemen.
Then, Dr. Yousef Al-Raymi reviewed the effects of the war on access to education, how the war caused high rates of educational and learning losses, which led to the deterioration of the quality of education, and how the war affected the achievement of the principle of equality and equity in providing education for all children throughout the Republic of Yemen.
As for Dr. Shakib Bajrash, in his intervention, he spoke about a number of factors that have affected education since the September and October revolutions, including those that led to Yemen’s exit from the Davos Education Quality Index in 2016. One of these factors is the presence of an unqualified cadre of teachers, which He was not trained to do the job of an educational teacher. In addition to the role of the family and society, which was not conducive to supporting the student in the various educational stages, in addition to the existence of old educational curricula that have not been developed.
The interventions and discussions of the participants in the symposium, including experts working in the educational sector, as well as those interested in the education sector, contributed to the development of practical suggestions that would help limit the deterioration in education in times of war.
The symposium concluded with a number of recommendations, including the importance of completing the track to prepare a unified national vision, with the mechanism of the white paper, which is prepared by many experts in the track, and from national competencies inside and outside Yemen, to advance the peace process and the future of education, and link it to sustainable development, so that education does not break In Yemen about the temporal context. It was also agreed to prepare explanatory guides for a number of issues, namely: a skills database, a professional database, preparing educational and training channels, defining a national framework for education, and distance education.
It is worth mentioning that the education path of the National Reconciliation Movement consists of a group of academic and professional experiences in the field of education working for the purpose of reforming the education sector in Yemen, and benefiting from other experiences in the rest of the countries.

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