المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Pay cuts | Employees at Education Directorate refrain from correcting exam papers in Idlib

Employees at the Education Directorate of the “Salvation Government” refrained from correcting the exam papers for the supplementary course, due to a reduction in their daily wages from $10 to 12 TL, equivalent to only $1.50.

Workers in the Directorate of Education complain of a reduction in wages, which are not even sufficient to cover transportation fees between their areas and the city centre.

HTS-held areas have witnessed a decline in the standard of education, coinciding with the control of the “Salvation Government”, which imposed large sums on educational organizations to form the Education Directorate in Idlib, which led to the departure of these organizations from Idlib and work elsewhere.

The Directorate of Education in Idlib pays nominal wages of no more than $150 to the teachers if the school he works for is supported by an educational organization. While most schools are outside the plans of educational organizations; financial rewards of up to $200 are paid in the entire school year, as well as food baskets distributed to educational staff.

The educational process originated in areas controlled by HTS and factions, responding to the need of students who have been droped out of their education since the beginning of the revolution in 2011, due to arrests of teachers and students for recruiting them to fight with the regime, as well as cutting off roads during military operations and regime control of cities.

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