Badna N’ish- Part I

As part of the “Badna N’ish” (we want to live) awareness campaign in support of the democratically elected government (and democratically elected governments under the Pax Syriana-Americana) I have decided to share Lebanese statistics from time to time. This is the first installment. Enjoy.

  • Only 12.7% of government expenditure (or 2.6% of GDP) goes to education, compared to 20% in Djibouti,  Morocco, Oman, and UAE.
  • Only 10% of Lebanese pre-primary teachers have received training. This is the same number as in Sudan and Tunisia, whereas in Syria it is 22%. In contrast, all pre-primary teachers in Iraq, Kuwait, Mauritania, Oman, and the Palestinian territories have received pedagogical training.
  • Only 13% of Lebanese primary teachers have received training, compared to 61% in UAE, 98% in Algeria, 100% in Iraq, Kuwait, Mauritania, and Oman.
  • Grade repetition in primary education in Lebanon is 11% of the total number of enrolled students in that level, on par with Algeria, Djibouti, Mauritania, and Morocco.
  • The percentage of enrolment in primary education in Lebanon dropped 1% between 1999 and 2004, whereas in most other countries the percentage increased by more than 5%.
  • 5% of Lebanese primary school age children are out of school.

Don’t shoot the messenger. My source is the UNESCO.

14 responses to “Badna N’ish- Part I

  1. it is weird- at first i didn’t understand the ‘badna’ but then when i read your translation, i realised that your badna is my bidna. i forgot to apply the lebanese accent.

  2. Well I don’t think there’s a particular Lebanese accent on the word. There are different Lebanese accents depends on which region you go to, for example in the south it’s quite different.

  3. 3afeki anarchorev. Although these figures are publicly available, it’s really good to have them assessed comparatively this way. Lwe7id ma bye3ref 7alo ekil khara ila layshouf fi nes eklin 3asal yawmiyan.

  4. Anon you’re a poet. Great post Angry Anarchist

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  6. hi anarchorev,

    great statistics (in a sad way of course).

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  8. I agree. It is really sad that the Syrian occupation did not improve anything in Lebanon. Or is March 14 responsible for dropping school enrollment from 1999 to 2004?

  9. No, blame Syria for it.
    Syria put the kids out of school.
    Syria imposed corruption.
    Syria did this and that.
    Of course, now Syria is out, so who can they blame?
    Blame Syrian intervention, cos Syria is not really out, Syria has agents.
    So next objective is to rid the country of “agents”, cos until we do that, corruption cannot be addressed, etc.
    And of course, Jumblatt was not the loyal servant of Syria for 15 years, Geagea was not the primary cause for the Syrian occupation, Hariri was only trying to rid Lebanon of Syria, but had to come to power through Syrian aid in 1992 (with rioting nothing less! – very civilized) to do it… of course…
    And the $40 billion debt? Also a Syrian conspiracy.

  10. Well, you put up statistics from the time of Syrian occupation and what do you expect – blame Canada?

    It appears from a quick look at much of the debt is from that time, much is from the summer war and much is from March 14. But using pre 2005 statistics to condemn the current government – except the pro-Syrian camp – is silly.

  11. what do you expect – blame Canada?
    No – blame those who brought about the Syrian occupation and those who heaped praises on it, collaborated with it, etc. etc. you get the point I hope.

    But funny, I do not see anything having changed since the Syrian withdrawal. In fact, things have only gotten worse and no , not because of the Israeli war and let us not bring back all the discussion about Quntar having killed a 4 year old or whatever, that’s irrelevant. Last I checked, the 5-6 half-meter pot-holes that have been in the middle of the highway (that I use daily) for more than 3 months, were not a result of Syrian occupation nor HezbAllah’s “provocation”, and the absence of anyone willing to patch up those holes is not due to the fact that everyone is busy fighting Syrian infiltration or whatever: coincidentally, when was the last assassination? I can tell they are working “very hard” indeed; very hard at translating political assassinations into… political currency that is…

  12. By the way, until 2005, the so-called “March 14” WERE the pro-Syrian camp.

    I hope you got the point.

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