Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Students’ exams postponed to encourage Assad worship
The Ministry of Education in Syria has decided to postpone student exams which would have coincided with the presidential referendum on 27 May.
The Ministry, guided by the Baath Party, has declared that students, teachers and school administrators “will wish” to take part in the nationwide rallies planned in support of the president on that day. Assad, the sole candidate, is seeking a second 7 year-term in office in a yes or no vote.
Thanks to fellow Syrian blogger Yazan for highlighting this highly-educated and intelligent decision (Arabic text).