Students prepare to go to the school at the Kawergosk refugee camp, in Irbil, northern Iraq, Oct. 7, 2015. (AP Photo/Seivan M. Salim)
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Nine of Kawergosk's teachers fled to Europe this summer and the remaining teachers are doubling up on students.Camps across Iraq are experiencing the same exodus of teachers heading to Europe.Four of the 21 teachers at the Kobani primary school in Domiz camp have left in the past month. Among them are many Syrian teachers who have been getting paid by the Kurdish regional government to teach at the various camps.The lessons are shortened, as there are not enough teachers to handle all the students. "We dropped the last lessons, so we send the students home earlier," Mohammad, the camp principal, said. The lack of teachers has forced many instructors to give lessons in areas outside their specializations, with history teachers covering geography and math teachers expanding into physics.
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