More than a thousand students from the children of workers in Tartous governorate benefited from the initiative launched by the Tartous Workers Union to provide free courses in the basic and secondary education certificates.
The head of the Tartous Workers Union, Ahmed Khalil, said in a statement to SANA reporter that the aim of the initiative, which was launched for the first time last year, is to reduce the material burdens on workers under the current circumstances and to achieve the scientific benefit for their student children by receiving extensive lessons in the educational curricula of these two certificates.
The initiative identified 9 centers to hold courses, according to the Secretary of the Tartous Workers Union, Samira Suleiman, distributed in the thermal station, Banias refinery, Tartous city, Sheikh Badr, Broumana Al-Mashaikh, Qadmous, Hussain Al-Bahr, Al-Drakish and Safita, indicating that the initiative was launched through coordination with the union committees in the governorate’s regions and counting the number of registered students and places their presence and the allocation of centers in which they will receive their lessons.
Head of the Syndicate of Printing, Culture and Media Workers, member of the committee formed to follow up the educational courses, Haitham Ibrahim indicated that the courses were launched in early June and will continue until the 30th of next August and are implemented according to the directives of the General Federation of Trade Unions and according to an integrated educational program as followed in the educational plan during the school year It is subject to daily monitoring, indicating that the number of students enrolled in the Basic Education Certificate in these courses is 850 and 250 students in the General Secondary School.
Tartous Education Director Ali Shahoud explained that the educational courses are supervised by 111 educational cadres and come within the framework of partnership between the directorate and professional syndicates because of their importance in providing an educational service to students during the summer period and qualifying them to enter the academic year as regular students.
Huda Deeb, director of the Martyr Hussein Muhammad School in the Al-Tale’a neighborhood in Tartous, explained that the students benefiting from these courses within the school sector are divided into three classes and receive lessons from the curriculum at the hands of experienced teachers.
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