Even Pencils Were Banned: The Effects of Sanctions on the Iraqi Education System

Even Pencils Were Banned: The Effects of Sanctions on the Iraqi Education System

Ghazi Ghazi, 1001 Iraqi Thoughts – 1 March 2021

Iraq’s weak education system dates back to the 1990’s and Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait and the subsequent sanctions by the UNSC. Prior to this, the country had an education system upon which many countries in the Middle East looked upon as an ideal, however thirty years on and the system is still struggling from the devastation.

Read the full article that details the long-lasting effects of sanctions on Iraq’s education system here.

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