Kurdish study in Shingal
Kurdish education in'Shingal' , a disputed area according to article 140 of the Iraqi constitution , that lies 120km in the north of Mosul was banned many years ago during the Saddam's regime till the fall of it . Now many schools have been built in the area and the majority are Kurdish ones , though Shingal considers as a disputed area much support is being done by the Kurdistan Regional Government KRG .Shingal's citizen were very happy for the support that was done by Kurdistan regional government by building institutions and schools and giving the citizen the needed steps that they were in need many years ago , but some schools still lacks of support and in need of being renovated. Recent events of heavy raining in all around Kurdistan;Shingal has suffered the most in terms of education and schools because many schools were built from mud that could not resist the rain . Educational source said that the Kurdish study in Shingal has been stopped in schools that were built from mud because of the heavy rain . Khalaf Haji the director of information of the directorate of Shingal's education said that '' the halting of Kurdish study in schools that were built from mud in Shingal because of the heavy rain was a decision from ministry of education with a permission from directorate –general of education in Duhok,'' There are many schools in Shingal that are still built from mud , so we have to halt the study in the days of heavy raining and call the directorate –general of education in Duhok and inform them the necessity of halting the study in the mentioned schools , added Haji.
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'' this, ef- fects positively on Kurdish study in ShingalIn terms ofthe delay incompleting theprescribedcurriculum and effects psychological problems on students who are studying their mother language . the schools were in a very bad condition that no student could attend it , drops of water were trickling from the ceiling and walls were being changed into mud and falling down to the ground . number of primary school student were trying to attend their schools but because of the bad conditions of their schools they headed back to their homes hopelessly waiting the renovating of schools . SakvanKhalaf , a 9 years primary school student said '' I couldn't attend my school for three days because the heavy rain affect my school and water was in everywhere in the school, the schools are built from mud so whenever rains falls we stay at homes,addedKhalaf. If the article 140 of the Iraqi constitution implemented and Shingal conjoint to Kurdistan Regional Government which is a dream of every Shingali citizen then it would be a differ- ent matter and Shingal will have fall services in terms of education and building new schools though the regional government has built many projects and institutions. Hassan Ali a Shingali citizen expressed his sadness for Shingal is still a disputed area,'' I wish as soon as possible article 140 of the Iraqi constitution implement and Shingal conjoin the regional government so as to be independent and have full services , added Ali