The Supreme Religious Authority indicated on the second sermon of the blessed Friday prayer of the 15th Dhu al-Qi'dah 1440 AH corresponding to July 19, 2019, which was held in the holy shrine of Imam al-Hussayn (peace be upon him) and led by His Eminence Sheikh Abdul Mahdi al-Karbala'i, to the reasons behind the low level of education in Iraq, and expressed concern about this noticeable decline after that the Iraqi Ministry of Education announced the success rates in the middle grades in the third grade intermediate examinations.
Stating: “It’s painful to see a low level of education in Iraq, especially after the Ministry of Education announced the success rate of 34,7% for the ninth-graders, in addition to other low success rates of the other grades. These figures in general reveal the low success rates in Iraq, which is a sad phenomenon that arouses concerns and demands immediate attention to be solved.
First, we note the students of these stages represent the future student base for the university, and also represent tomorrow’s employees serving their country by occupying vital positions. And consequently this low success rate indicates a decline in future performance.
Second, this decline has negative psychological repercussions on students, parents, educational staff, state institutions and the general psychological situation of the country, because it will generate a state of psychological frustration, lack of self-confidence and of confidence in the educational capacity in Iraq to educate this generation, so as to be a development and prosperity in the country. “