A New Aca­demic Year: Full of Am­bi­tions and Com­plaints

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS -

“Af­ter the Kurds have suf­fered op­pres­sion and been de­prived of ed­u­ca­tion in ev­ery field, it is time to stand up and fight with our pens for ev­ery­thing academia rep­re­sents, which is what hap­pens in many other coun­tries around the world.”

Ma­jid Esa, a med­i­cal stu­dent, went on: “Since the start of the new 2013-2014 aca­demic year, stu­dents have been very hope­ful and in­spired. A new aca­demic year has ar­rived with great hopes and am­bi­tions; hopes am­bi­tions and dreams that could never even have been ad­mit­ted are now achiev­able for young Kur­dish stu­dents: they can come true. Now is the time to build our Kur­dis­tan and our gen­er­a­tion—the gen­er­a­tion that has been de­prived of the sim­plest things in life.”

When we met stu­dent from dif­fer­ent col­leges in Duhok, each one shared their dreams and am­bi­tions. Some want to be doc­tors, en­gi­neers, and lawyers. Sana Omed, an English ma­jor, ex­presses her am­bi­tions: “I want to be an ac­tivist and work as an am­bas­sador for hu­man—and spe­cially women’s—rights.” An­other, Midya Nawaf, says she wants to serve her coun­try and to do some­thing great for her com­mu­nity '' I want to leave my mark, to re­mind peo­ple that I did some­thing.”

Un­for­tu­nately, some young stu­dents—and spe­cially young Yazidi Kurds study­ing at Mo­sul Univer­sity, com­plain that their ed­u­ca­tion may re­main just a dream now that the sit­u­a­tion has be­come so very dan­ger­ous in Mo­sul. Many Yazidi Kurd stu- dent have re­ceived threats from ter­ror­ists telling them to give up their stud­ies or be killed. Dil­shad Jundi, a Yazidi stu­dent study­ing in the Law Depart­ment at Mo­sul Univer­sity, said the ter­ror­ists have stopped them go­ing to their col­leges. “I don't know what to do now. I am in the Third Year, and if I don’t go to col­lege I will fail. We want the par­ties con­cerned to take this is­sue into a

con­sid­er­a­tion,” Jundi added.

This photo was taken by col­lege of arts pho­tog­ra­pher show young Kur­dish's am­bi­tions

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