Yemeni graduates face grim prospects

Gulf News, November 29, 2014

Yemeni graduates face grim prospects 

Sana’a: Two years ago, 22-year-old, dark-haired, brown-eyed Yasmin Misbahi gave up her business administration studies at Sana’a University, and turned to prostitution. With no family to seek refuge, an economy in decline, and a newborn to support, this was her only source of income.

“There are no jobs,” she said. “And with the current situation, I’m not sure,” referring to the political unrest and Al Houthi dominance in the capital.

While walking to Sana’a University, broadcasting student Mohammad Al Qalisi, pulled out his identity card with the ‘sarkha’ [Al Houthi’s slogan] in red and green embossed on the card alongside the emblem of the university.

Some say it’s wrong to blame Al Houthi rebels, but many students agree the sanctity of one of the country’s oldest institutions has been sacrificed with the armed militia on the campus.



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