Going back to school
of enlightened teachers in one of the most picturesque places in the Kurdistan Region.
"Everything is refreshing for me. When I come out from my dormitory, I only see pretty scenes. The mountains are covered with snow in this season. I live with a group who are mostly the same age as me, and share the same outlook on every aspect of life. I have missed all the beautiful moments and scenes over here. I was eagerly waiting for the school to reopen," he noted.
This year, the Kurdistan Regional Government has decided to appoint more than two thousand teachers in the Region. According to the Education and Teaching Ministry System, the newly-appointed teachers have to spend 3-5 years in villages far from the capital in order to gain experience before moving to a city school. Many teachers do not return to the city, even after they have served the required period in a village, deciding to continue living in the village for a long time to come.
The Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) Prime Minister, Nechirvan Barzani, talks with primary students as he inaugurated the first day of the new academic year in Erbil, capital of Kurdistan Region, on September 10, 2013.