Assad’s Abandonment of Education Ongoing


The Umm Al-Tawiyar School is an example of the systemic neglect of the education system by the Assad regime. This despite the lack of bombing, and support of Russia, China, Iran and other backers in numerous areas and millions of dollars in “reconstruction” funds at their disposal.

The school in the western countryside of Hama, under Assad control, which is on land that’s leased by private citizens, and not the government, has been without any support and substantiation funding since 2003. To date the families and students have not received adequate services from Assad’s government.

While many circulate stories regarding negligence in education sector in opposition areas or in places like Afghanistan, students in Assad controlled Syria are forced to attend classes outside due to overcrowding and lack of support.

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