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‘Dust and scorpions’: Inside Iraq’s crumbling school system

By Salam FARAJ BANI SAAD, Iraq, April 2, 2024 (AFP) In a small village in central Iraq, children cram into dilapidated classrooms in a converted farmhouse with open-air toilets, a symptom of how education has been neglected in the oil-rich but war-weary country. We close the school when it rains because water leaks through the roof, said Oudai Abdallah, director of a public elementary school in Bani Saad district, 40 kilometres (25 miles) north [ ]


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