On Monday, the head and founder of the Academy of Postgraduate Studies in Libya, Dr. Saleh Ibrahim, said that the success of any society is mainly based on quality and efficiency of education. He also explained that the current failure of government policies in Libya is a reflection of the educational system’s inadequacy throughout the years.
Dr. Ibrahim explained that since professors and doctors already receive salaries, the Libyan government has decided to partly cut off their teaching allowances and has refused to give bonuses to Libyan doctors who are fighting against the COVID-19 pandemic. This is in spite of difficult conditions and corrupt management that would require doctors to be paid more to stay and work in Libya.
He added, “We have a big number of Libyan doctors and professors, who studied in local schools and universities, but chose to travel and work in foreign countries in order to avoid the ongoing conflicts for power and the state of chaos being witnessed by the country.”
He stressed that there are more than 3,000 Libyan doctors in Britain who are working to cover the deficit of British doctors in hospitals in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, and said that the same number of Libyan doctors might be in Germany.
He questioned how a society could develop in light of fierce conflict between the Central Bank of Libya and the National Oil Corporation to control the livelihood source for Libyans, knowing that both institutions are meant to fulfil technical purposes and have nothing to do with outlining the general policy of the state.
Dr. Ibrahim stated that no society could achieve any progress with a government immersed in corruption and be satisfied with the price hikes and the rise of the dollar by 30% in a short period of time.
He urged all Libyan teachers and professors who are in Libya to run for the upcoming elections and form a majority for the next parliament.