Since the 2022 budget presented to Parliament, it was mainly allocated to law enforcement, security, military and law enforcement by Ebrahim Raisi.
PARIS, FRANCE, March 29, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) has reported that in most countries around the world, governments are paying special attention to the education system and contribute to short- and long-term programs to ensure that their educational system benefits from all the latest educational, technological and scientific resources.
In these countries, the education system is responsible for educating the next generation of the country, the children and young people who will eventually take over the country and lead future generations.
In Iran, however, under the mullahs’ regime, the education system has become one of the indices of social inequality. While UNESCO has suggested that governments around the world allocate 4-6% of their GDP and 15-20% of their general budget respectively to their education system, in Iran the regime only allocates 1.5-2 % of its GDP and 10% of its general budget to their education system.
Halfway through the last school year in Iran, many students in disadvantaged villages in the southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchistan still face a shortage of teachers, textbooks and materials. of stationery.
According to the official daily Hamshahri, Sistan-Balochistan is one of the most disadvantaged provinces in terms of education per capita and availability of teachers. This school year, 863,817 students have enrolled in the school, but the country faces a significant shortage of around 12,423 teachers.
As the student population of Sistan and Balochistan province is expected to exceed 1.1 million by 2025, there are still many concerns about providing sufficient numbers of teachers to meet the needs of these students.
“There has always been a shortage of teachers in the province, but this year the shortage is more and more noticeable,” a teacher from a deprived area of Saravan told Hamshahri.
He added: “Many schools in border villages, such as Ziarat, Haqabad or Keshtegan, are facing a severe shortage of teachers or textbooks. According to this teacher, most of the teachers in these areas are immigrants.
Due to economic hardship, many of these teachers requested transfers elsewhere. He explained that due to understaffing in schools, some classrooms with a population of around 100 people have only one teacher.
Another teacher from the area also spoke to the daily Hamshahri saying, “In middle school, every teacher is in charge of teaching certain subjects. But due to the shortage of teachers, the teaching staff of our school has only two teachers, one of whom is a volunteer, that is, without a salary.
He went on to point out that the Ministry of Education is not willing to take responsibility for the issue of teachers and textbooks. This year alone, five employees of the district education department quit due to the aforementioned issues.
Farhangian University Faculty Member Ismail Ola said, “Not only in teacher recruitment but also in teacher training and the system of assessing and acquiring their professional skills, we are facing disturbances in the maintenance and improvement of human resources and the continuous evaluation and improvement of their skills as well as of the administrative and executive system.
The problem of teacher shortage in the province of Sistan and Balochistan is not new and repeats itself almost every year. The lack of textbooks adds to the problems that students face in this province. This year, students in 277 remote schools did not have textbooks until recently.
The Sistan and Baluchistan Education Public Relations Office pointed out that departments usually use textbooks from previous years if new textbooks are delayed and they still do so in some schools, especially for students in areas rural areas within the country’s borders.
The province’s director general of education believes that the shortage of manpower and educational space per capita is the most critical problem in education in the province, which has been accompanied by the growth of student population and the unusual dispersal of rural areas in this province. .
Hassan Ali Mir Abdi added: “Sistan and Balochistan is the second largest province in the country, the distance between the northernmost point and the southernmost point is more than 1,200 km. The dispersion of the student population in the province is 3.85 per square kilometer, which makes it difficult to distribute educational resources and equipment. There are currently 32,779 teachers in the province, but we need another 12,423 teachers.
These numbers are just the tip of the iceberg of the state of education in a regime where education is not a priority. It can perhaps be said that in a country where astronomical corruption of government officials is all too common and where there is no accountability or transparency, the children of this country, who are the future of Iran, always worried about having their teachers, their school, or textbooks.
Considering that the 2022 budget presented to Parliament by Regime President Ebrahim Raisi was primarily allocated to law enforcement, security, military and law enforcement, it is no surprise that we are likely to see further damage and deterioration. of the Iranian education system and the hopes and dreams for the future of the children of Iran.
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