Hope everything is doing well with you.
In Iraq, we have two main steps of education:
The primary School,
It contains six years, when the child gets 6 years old, he/she will enter the primary school..
the special years is the 5th and the 6th,
in the 5th year, the pupil begins to study new very important subjects..
History, Geography , the Grammer of the Arab language and English language..
For me, it is too late to teach pupils the basic English language in this year is, especially when we know that the English language is so important for everybody.
And the 6th class, the finally questions are the same in all Iraq ( ministerial questions). and we call it Bacaloria in Iraq.
Then the second step: the secondary school,
The scondary school, includes also 6 years..
There is some schools in Iraq called ( The schools of the special students), at such schools, the students study French language, as well as all the other normal subjects.
The 3th class and the 6th class, the questions are ministerial.
In the second class, the subject of Science becomes divided inti three subjects, Chemistry, Physics and Biology.
In the 5th class, the student chooses between the scientific uspect or the literary uspect, and this choice depends on his/her grades ( the scientific uspect needs higher grades) and this choice will also define the students' future career and the college that they are going to join.
What Make Me Feeling Crazy, is what called'' private teaching''
without the permission of the government, alot of teachers make groups of students to teach them in the summer vacation, teach the the courses of the curriculum, in return for taking money, and many students ( the most) are compelled to attend such lessons because teaching in schools is not that good.
I see some students don't have money to join these bad groups because of their parents' limited monthly wages that can hardly keep them alive and able to attend school.
What will they do??
For that, we see alot of students fail in the exams, or get unwanted marks. so they will join colleges they don't deserve to join.( less than their real level).
It is very strange and bad condition, isn't it??
It began for more than 15years, in the duration of Saddam's rule.
The teachers began to do such bad things because of the bad salary that they get.
but although the salaries bagan to improve, they still make the groups( greediness).
And what makes it worse that some teachers don't teach well at schools to urge the students to attend their private lessons.
So the grades that the students get in the 6th high class is the ones that define their future-career. Before the final exams, there are about forty days or more for students to bring back the information that they may have forgotten.
Then the exams start.
And regards colleges in Iraq, the medicine college is in the first level, then dentistry college, pharmacy college, engineereing college, and the other ones come after these ones.
About what is though about colleges, I don't agree, because there should be no differences among the careers, we and our Iraq need all of them to improve our country and to make it developed one.
I hope this style of education will be altered by time.