Quake Harms Zarand Education

09 May 2005 | 12:17 Code : 5061 Geoscience events
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Zarand in the southern province of Kerman saw 120 billion rials in damages to its educational infrastructure in the course of the earthquake which rocked the city last February, Minister of Education Morteza Haji said.
Zarand in the southern province of Kerman saw 120 billion rials in damages to its educational infrastructure in the course of the earthquake which rocked the city last February, Minister of Education Morteza Haji said.
   Talking to a group of educators in the quake-stricken city last week, he insisted that the ministry had employed all its potentials to rectify educational problems in the region.
   Haji stated, “Working teachers with four years of experience will be employed by the ministry. Those with three years of experience will be employed provided they pass the required exam.“
   Haji, who was delivering a lecture on the occasion of the Teacher’s Day (May 1), commended the educators for their relentless endeavors and said, “Progress or backwardness of any country is tied to the significance attached to education.“
   Meanwhile, director of Zarand Education Department, said in his speech that 36,000 students are studying in 270 schools (1,500 classes) at different levels in the city.
   “Last February’s earthquake caused havoc to 1,290 residential units belonging to educators, 300 of which are totally unusable,“ he said, adding 50 percent of the city’s schools were damaged by the tremor, with 30 percent of them totally devastated.

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