Stressful times for students at rebel universitiesAFP.
"Mostly we are concerned about our degrees because of the political situation and the war," Shmarai told AFP."Then you can add to that worries about the fact that exams and grades are on their way too," she added, as she headed towards a lecture with a pile of books under her arm.
Shmarai, and thousands of other students like her in the war-torn region, are caught at the centre of a tug-of-war. Since the insurgents seized power in a bloody conflict that began last April, they have cemented their grip over everyday life in the towns they run. That has now expanded to the education system and universities – with institutes made to switch over to the rebel’s self-declared people’s republic.
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