The “Qasd militia” associated with the US occupation is working to systematically restrict the people of Hasaka governorate, especially in the city of Qamishli and its countryside, by seizing most of the government schools by force of arms, expelling their teaching staff and depriving pupils and students of their right to education.
The militia’s violations that implement the policies of the US occupier were recently represented by the seizure of 137 public schools out of 213 schools for different school levels, with the aim of ignoring children and adolescents and imposing separatism through curricula that are not recognized in the first place.
The head of the statistics department in the Directorate of Education in Al-Hasakah, Dahham Fayyad Al-Ali, explained to SANA's correspondent that the “Qasd militia” had seized 19 of the 31 secondary schools in the city of Qamishli and its population centers during the current year after it had seized during the past years all schools in the cities and regions of Rumailan, al-Malikiyah and al-Arabiya. And Tal Hamis, in addition to basic education schools, inside the neighborhoods of the city of Qamishli, and educational personnel were prevented from entering it.
In order to confront these behaviors and practices that are considered an attack on children's rights to education, Hassan Al-Hussein, head of the educational complex in Qamishli, explained that an emergency committee has been formed by the Education Directorate to address all difficulties and solve the problems resulting from the seizure of schools and to accommodate all students from all regions without exception in the schools it runs Al-Hasakah Education Directorate, which teaches the Syrian Ministry of Education curriculum.
Intimidation and threats by force of arms practiced by this militia against teachers who refuse to leave schools, especially the schools of Hatem Al-Taie, Othman bin Affan, Jaber bin Hayyan, Rawdat Al-Sabah, George Korkis, Manaf Khando and Arabistan, where the teacher Khaled stressed the attempts of this militia and its constant endeavor to target everything national and plunder the resources and bounties of this province .
The families of the students and students expressed their anger at these practices, including the father of the student, Jamal, who emphasized that the actions of the “Qasd militia” are not very different from the practices of the Turkish colonialist in Ayn al-Arab and Ras al-Ain in their endeavor to control people through their ignorance.
Suleiman, the father of one of the students who took over her school, confirmed that these practices will not succeed and will not affect the insistence of parents to teach their children in public schools, pointing out that his distance to the nearest school that teaches the curricula of the Ministry of Education will not prevent him from bothering to get his daughter to her. As for Abdullah, he explained that He will not send his children to schools that do not teach the curriculum of the Ministry of Education, and he will depend on teaching his children at home and working on forming student groups that are taught by a private teacher for some scientific subjects.
It is noteworthy that the “Qasd” abuse of the cadres of the educational process will increase the suffering of parents in transferring their children to public schools located within the city center of Qamishli and some of its villages. It will also greatly increase the number of students in a single class in light of the Education Directorate’s endeavor to accommodate all students of the schools whose schools have been taken over. By the militia, the number 118 secondary at the governorate level.