The Director of Damascus Education, affiliated with the Assad regime, “Suleiman Younes,” called on citizens to contribute to the maintenance and restoration of schools, and Yunus’ request came after he spoke about the high financial cost of rehabilitating the schools, which sparked great ridicule among citizens who consider the Assad regime and its allies to be
Those responsible for the destruction of educational facilities in Syria.
In statements to one of the radio stations loyal to the Assad regime, Yunus said: “He wishes the citizens to participate in the maintenance and rehabilitation of educational facilities in the area.”
Younis claimed that there are rich families living in the area who can contribute to this process, considering that “this will create a good social situation.”
The educational official estimated that the cost of maintaining one school by painting it would reach 40 million Syrian pounds.
He stated that school principals in the region inform the Ministry of Education of the cost of any limited maintenance operation for schools to be disbursed, and in the case of major rehabilitation operations, the operation needs more than one million Syrian pounds.
Younis claimed that the war caused hundreds of schools to go out of service, and that the Ministry of Education is interested in rehabilitating educational facilities that were bombed, forgetting that the Assad regime was responsible for their destruction.
The educational sector in the regime-controlled areas witnessed many abuses, which were monitored by human rights reports, which were represented by financial and administrative corruption within university branches, especially in the cities of Damascus and Aleppo. It also witnessed a remarkable decline under the auspices of the Assad regime.
It is noteworthy that the global ranking of universities in the areas of the Assad regime has fallen hundreds of degrees compared to what it was before 2011.