As the country’s conflict drags on, university buildings have been bombed, professors have lost their salaries and university students find their lectures empty.
Sana’a University has been riddled by student protests, threats of violence, and students’ complaints that they can’t afford the university fees. Administrators say they are trying to bring stability to the chaos.
Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates pledged to increase their humanitarian aid, including money for teachers’ pay. It’s unclear, though, how the aid will be delivered.
New hardships and cuts in financial support have ended studies for some. The war “has killed our future,” one student said.
In territory held by the Iranian-supported rebels, the conflict has resulted in professors and classes that reflect the Houthi views.
The Saudi-led operation in Yemen has shut down schools and universities and left some of them in ruins.
After heavy fighting between soldiers and rebels in Yemen’s capital, the new school year has been stopped from even starting.
The current academic year is not going according to plan in many Arab countries due to a surge in the number of Covid-19 infections and deteriorating economic conditions in some.
Building a knowledge-based society will be crucial to Yemen’s recovery after the war, a Yemeni professor says. He calls on wealthier countries to support that effort.