(Persia Digest) – Apart from the sanctions reaching aid for Iranian flood victims it is now reported that Iranian students studying in Iranian schools abroad are also facing a shortage of teachers for the same reason.

Iran’s economic situation and forex fluctuations in 2018 have affected Iranian schools abroad so that their teachers have not been paid in eight months.

Under such conditions, the continued work of these schools and their personnel is being questioned.

Deputy Minister of Education, Gholamreza Karimi, has also said: “Iranian schools working abroad must now be run differently due to budget limitations. We are now unable to send them personnel as before.”

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According to Karimi, there are 112 Iranian schools working in 80 countries. But due to financial difficulties their management must now be revised.

Karimi continued: “A total of 700 teachers were dispatched last year, but the currency crisis has meant that we must sharply reduce this figure to under 200 in the coming scholastic year.”

He said schools with small numbers of students will be closed down and online education promoted.

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Persia Digest (PD) reports that following Trump’s exit from the 2015 JCPOA nuclear deal and reinstatement of sanctions, Iran’s economy is faced with a currency crisis. Reports have been given previously of the effects of sanctions on the sick due to sanctions on medicines, the withdrawal of international companies from Iran and lay-off of their employees, the handwoven carpet market and their unemployed workers, and on environmental issues in the world media.

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