Go­ing back to school

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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.

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