Students at al-Mothana Bin Haretha School in Irbid, Jordan
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Syrian refugees lead to overcrowding in Jordan's schools

The Irbid area of Jordan now has 10,000 Syrian students attending ten government schools. There are plans to open five more.

In order to find room for the extra children, a two-shift system operates. Jordanians go to classes until lunchtime and then Syrians take over.

Irbid's Education Director, Owyed al-Sqoor, says that facilities are overstretched, and also that the quality of education may be affected because of the great number of students in each class.

  • 13 Sep 2013
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