Iraq: Gap in Baghdad Schools Widen
Baghdad, Iraq 17/11/2016
The level of education gaps between Iraq’s public and private schools are widening due to a worsening economic situation.
Iraq’s public schools are, by law, free of charge for home students. But this law seems to extend to private tutoring too.
Teachers in public schools who wish to augment their income through private tutoring are prohibited from doing so.
This has been leading many teachers to quit their jobs at the public schools to join the private schools instead, where they are free from the shackles of the law.
The Ministry of Education’s decision to forbid teachers from earning outside their course is probably causing harm for the students more than it is the teachers. Parents are taking their kids out of public schools to enroll them in private schools instead – despite the costs.