12th grade students to meet with education minister
SULAYMANIYAH — Representatives of Sulaymaniyah’s 12th grade students are set to meet with the KRG education minister on Thursday to directly present their demands. This meeting comes after a session with Sulaymaniyah’s education authorities two days ago, during which the students’ requests were first conveyed to the minister.
Bahez Rebaz, a Grade 12 representative, told 964media that a delegation will visit the Education Minister to discuss their demands and engage in dialogue.
“After our representative’s visit to the Education Minister and based on the responses we receive, we plan to hold a press conference in Sulaymaniyah,” Rebaz said.
The demands of the 12th grade students include four main concerns:
- Permitting students to participate in the final year exams even if they have failed up to four subjects.
- Extending the school year by an additional 20 days.
- Reducing the curriculum by one or two sections, depending on the subject.
- Scheduling the exam dates earlier.
Attempts to obtain comments from the Sulaymaniyah Education Department and the Ministry of Education spokesperson were unsuccessful, as they were not prepared to discuss the matter.