Three  trillion riyals losses on Yemen education sector due to war and siege

Ministry of Education in Sana’a announced  that the total cost of direct losses to the education sector during 5 years of war and siege was approximately three trillion Yemeni riyals.

Yemeni Ministry of Education, during a press conference held Sunday, announced its annual report on the losses of the education sector in Yemen during five years of the “US-Saudi aggression and siege” imposed on Yemen.

The report- titled “Education in Yemen.. Five years of steadfastness in the face of aggression.”

indicated to the humanitarian losses represented by the martyrdom of hundreds of students and educational staff, in addition to the negative effects on more than five million students and 200,000 teachers.

Deputy Minister of Education Dr. Hamdan al-Shami said the report highlights the magnitude of the human and material damages and losses caused by the Saudi-led aggression coalition to the educational process in the country for the fifth year in a row.

Undersecretary of the Education Sector and Head of the Annual Report Preparation Committee, Abdullah Al-Naami reviewed the efforts made to document the damage, which amounted to a total of 3,652 schools and educational facilities destroyed and affected by the aggression coalition in the provinces of the country.

According to the report, 412 school and educational facilities were totally destroyed, 1,491 were partially destroyed, 993 were used to accommodate the displaced, and 756 were closed due to the war, as well as more than five million students were affected in their education and deprived off 56,565,868 textbooks.

The report indicated that the war and the blockade have cut the salaries of more than 196,000 manpower in the field of education

it pointed out that the average annual deficit in printing textbooks reached 84%, equivalent to one copy of the curriculum for 7 students.

The report also touched on the war coalition’s brutality embodied by its internationally-prohibited crimes against student children and educational staff, whom were targeted in their schools and roads.