“Practical steps” – like stepping stools for the kids forced to learn by peering through schoolhouse windows? – overcrowding is a big problem.
Education minister meets US congress delegation
[21 January 2008]
SANA’A, Jan. 21 (Saba)- Minister of Education Abdul-Salam al-Jawfi met on Monday with a delegation from the US Congress and reviewed with it strategies and programs in fields of basic and secondary education as well as efforts being exerted to improve input and output of educational activities.
He also reviewed the existing efforts to improve hubs of educational activities represented by curriculums, school buildings, trainings and qualification.
Qualifying school administration, encouraging female enrolment for education, achievement of Millennium Development and Dakar conference resolutions for providing education for all by 2015 were also discussed in the meeting.
He made clear challenges and obstacles confronting education in Yemen and efforts of donor communities to modernize and improve education to cope with development and technology.
On their part, the US Congress members appreciated educational process in Yemen and the progress and practical steps which were taken by the government to give priorities for education by allocating 21% of state budget for education.