The Iranian ruler in Sana’a, Hassan Erlo, responded to an appeal made by the brother of the Houthi rebel leader, who was appointed Minister of Education in the Houthi militia government, Yahya Al-Houthi, regarding the emergency stopping of thousands of educators in Sana’a and the governorates under their control, due to disagreements between Al-Houthi and the Minister of Malaya in the same unrecognized government. Rashid Abu Lahoum.
And Saba news agency, in its Houthi version, stated that Erlo had informed Al-Houthi of his readiness to provide the necessary support to the education sector in order to “overcome the difficulties imposed by the continuation of the siege,” as he put it.
This comes amid repeated calls and anticipation by teachers to disburse their incentives, which they received regular promises of disbursement years after the establishment of the Education Support Fund.
Thousands of male and female teachers are preparing to start a comprehensive strike in all schools, in order to pay their salaries cut off with the incentives promised five years ago.
The Houthi militia pushed 190,000 teachers in their areas of control to search for another source of income to feed their families, including working on the streets, as a result of cutting their salaries about five years ago.
According to a report issued by the international Save the Children organization, eight million children in Yemen need support to continue basic education, while basic services have been cut off for 1.7 million children who have been displaced as a result of the escalating fighting due to the war ignited by the Houthi militia after its coup against the legitimate government in the second half. from the year 2014.
Well-informed educational sources reported in the middle of last week that thousands of educators in the capital, Sanaa, and several governorates under the control of the Houthi rebels, intend to start their escalatory measures after receiving an incentive last September in the amount of 30,000 riyals, for one time, during the academic semester that is nearing completion.
The sources stated that the educators announced their refusal to direct the Ministry of Education in Sana’a, regarding the progress in completing the exams for the first semester, until the monthly incentive was paid for the past months.
The sources indicated that the educators and their families are suffering from difficult humanitarian conditions, and their suspension will be forced until the salaries that have been cut off since 2016, as well as the announced incentive that was not paid.
Earlier, informed sources reported that differences between Yahya Al-Houthi, appointed as Minister of Education in the unrecognized militia government, and Rashid Abu Lahoum, appointed as Minister of Finance in the same government, caused the suspension of the monthly incentive payment, which was announced regularity in its disbursement, starting last September.
The sources pointed out that stopping the payment of the incentive for educators whose salaries have been cut off since September 2016 threatens to deprive more than five million students in Sana’a and the governorates under the control of the militia from continuing the fragile educational process.
And the brother of the Houthi rebel leader, who was appointed as Minister of Education in their unrecognized government, Yahya al-Houthi, directed the disbursement of 30,000 riyals per month to male and female teachers, according to what is possible and available.
The militia continues to procrastinate and evade handing over the salaries of educators and public servants in the capital, Sana’a, and the governorates under its control, on the pretext that there are insufficient financial revenues for this.