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Articles from Iraq

  1. Standards and working conditions 22 January 2024

    Iraq: Union call for urgent solutions as teachers haven't been paid in months

    Painting a bleak picture of the situation of the education system and teachers in the Iraqi Kurdistan, the Kurdistan Teachers’ Union (KTU) President Abdulwahed Mohammad Haje presented his union demands to solve the ongoing issues.

    Iraq: Union call for urgent solutions as teachers haven't been paid in months
  2. Leading the profession 29 November 2023

    Iraq: Teacher training is critical for quality education for all and the status of the profession

    Teacher training, especially continuous professional development, is critical for the provision of quality education for all. This is part of the advocacy by Kurdistan Teachers’ Union (KTU) President Abdulwahed Mohammad Haje, while urging the Ministry of Education to improve training offered to teachers in this Iraqi region and suggesting ways...

    Iraq: Teacher training is critical for quality education for all and the status of the profession
  3. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 6 October 2023

    Iraq: Union demands respect for professional autonomy and the necessary time for teachers to provide quality education

    The Kurdistan Teachers’ Union (KTU) has urged public authorities to consult teacher representatives before making policy decisions that prevent teachers from delivering the full curriculum and putting quality education at risk.

    Iraq: Union demands respect for professional autonomy and the necessary time for teachers to provide quality education
  4. Fighting the commercialisation of education 13 September 2023

    Iraq: Arab educators demand increased investment in public education and teachers

    A delegation from Education International (EI) travelled to Baghdad, Iraq, where they met with the president and prime minister and along with the Iraqi Teachers’ Union and member organisations in Arab countries launched the EI flagship campaign Go Public! Fund Education .

    Iraq: Arab educators demand increased investment in public education and teachers
  5. Leading the profession 18 July 2023

    Iraq: Respect educators and pay decent pensions!

    In the Iraqi region of Kurdistan retired public educators are a forgotten group. The President of the Kurdistan Teachers’ Union (KTU) Abdulwahid Muhammad Haje calls for increased pensions and better living conditions for them.

    Iraq: Respect educators and pay decent pensions!
  6. Leading the profession 23 June 2023

    Iraq: Kurdish authorities must arrange for speedy payment of all salary arrears

    Insisting on the negative impact of the delay in the payment of the salaries of teachers and education support personnel in Kurdistan, the President of the Kurdistan Teachers’ Union (KTU), Abdulwahed Muhammad Haje, has made it clear that arrears in the payment of Kurd educators’ salaries must be considered as...

    Iraq: Kurdish authorities must arrange for speedy payment of all salary arrears
  7. Leading the profession 20 April 2023

    Iraq: Government must revise national examination questions

    The President of the Kurdistan Teachers’ Union (KTU), Abdalwahed Mohammad Haje, has urged public authorities to change the format and questions of the Preparatory Baccalaureate Certificate for students’ eligibility for admission to higher education institutions. Which determines students’ eligibility for admission to higher education institutions. This is to avoid cheating...

    Iraq: Government must revise national examination questions
  8. Standards and working conditions 22 September 2022

    Iraq: Call for increased financial means for quality public education as new academic year starts

    Holding its 41st meeting in the presence of the Kurdistan’s Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Dr. Aram Qadr, the Kurdistan Teachers’ Union (KTU) Executive Council focused on the start of the new academic year and took stock of activities undertaken since they last met. They also called on...

    Iraq: Call for increased financial means for quality public education as new academic year starts
  9. Democracy 7 July 2022

    Iraq: An attack on teachers leads to the destruction of society

    Strongly condemning the murder of two academics in its Iraqi region, the Kurdistan Teachers’ Union (KTU) has reaffirmed that an attack on teachers is an attack on education, which is the keystone of peaceful, healthy and sustainable society.

    Iraq: An attack on teachers leads to the destruction of society
  10. Climate action and literacy 2 May 2022

    Iraq: Kurdistan’s educators advance climate change education

    The Kurdistan Teachers’ Union (KTU) has called for the government of this Iraqi region to provide more funding and pay more attention to climate change and its impact on people. The KTU organised a series of informational seminars for its members during the national week dedicated to tackling climate change...

    Iraq: Kurdistan’s educators advance climate change education
  11. Standards and working conditions 10 March 2022

    Iraq: Education unionists meet parliamentary committee to enhance teaching conditions

    Teachers’ rights and ensuring quality education were at the heart of high-level discussions between the Kurdistan Teachers’ Union (KTU) and the Committee of Education and Higher Education and Scientific Research at the Parliament of the Iraqi region of Kurdistan.

    Iraq: Education unionists meet parliamentary committee to enhance teaching conditions
  12. Trade union rights are human rights 22 February 2022

    Iraq: Union presents a plan to develop higher education and research

    The Kurdistan Teachers' Union (KTU) and the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research held a joint meeting aiming at taking stock of the situation of higher education in this Iraqi region as well as developing it.

    Iraq: Union presents a plan to develop higher education and research
  13. Standards and working conditions 21 February 2022

    Burundi: Teacher trade unionists improve their social dialogue skills

    Under a capacity building programme funded by Education International, the Syndicat des travailleurs de l'enseignement du Burundi (STEB) was able to organise a series of training sessions on social dialogue in the different provinces of the country.

    Burundi: Teacher trade unionists improve their social dialogue skills
  14. Leading the profession 10 February 2022

    Iraq: Teacher union honours 30 teachers and their contribution to society

    The Kurdistan Teachers' Union (KTU) held a celebration on 8 February to honour 30 teachers who have played a vital role in education, literacy, literature, culture, and history in the country.

    Iraq: Teacher union honours 30 teachers and their contribution to society
  15. Standards and working conditions 28 January 2022

    Iraq: High-level support for education union’s work in Kurdistan region

    Education developments and teaching during the pandemic were at the heart of discussions at a recent meeting between the Kurdistan Teachers' Union (KTU) and the education minister of the region of Iraq. The union also sought to improve teachers’ working conditions and the quality of education provided to students.

    Iraq: High-level support for education union’s work in Kurdistan region