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Adrian Evitts



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:21 am    Post subject: Leaving message: SABIS University, Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan Reply with quote

Teaching at SABIS University in Erbil has been the greatest pleasure and privilege of my life; it has also been the hardest job that I have ever done.

Teaching here has been the greatest pleasure because I have been privileged to command the trust of many of the people of Iraqi Kurdistan be they Kurds or Arabs, Muslims or Christians, or others. This is a very broken culture in need of healing, and the existing educational system reflects that fact; but it is also a very rich culture blessed with great diversity of its peoples and traditions, and the hospitality extended to me as a teacher has been more generous than any I have ever previously known. The people of Iraqi Kurdistan deserve the best. If all of us woman and man; student and teacher; master and servant; big and small - show enough skill, dedication and humility we can have the best here.

Teaching here has been the hardest work because a commitment to true excellence in university education is a relatively new idea in Iraqi Kurdistan. There are many problems cultural and organisational, as well as educational. There is always room for improvement in any human endeavour. If all of us woman and man; student and teacher; master and servant; big and small - show enough skill, dedication and humility we can have the best here.

I wish SABIS University and Iraqi Kurdistan well.

[And just so you know that I am real - warts and all - you can check out http://youtu.be/YTfdSVJojKc ]
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babur



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:10 am    Post subject: SABIS INC. Reply with quote

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Teaching at SABIS University in Erbil has been the greatest pleasure and privilege of my life; it has also been the hardest job that I have ever done.

Teaching here has been the greatest pleasure because I have been privileged to command the trust of many of the people of Iraqi Kurdistan be they Kurds or Arabs, Muslims or Christians, or others. This is a very broken culture in need of healing, and the existing educational system reflects that fact; but it is also a very rich culture blessed with great diversity of its peoples and traditions, and the hospitality extended to me as a teacher has been more generous than any I have ever previously known. The people of Iraqi Kurdistan deserve the best. If all of us woman and man; student and teacher; master and servant; big and small - show enough skill, dedication and humility we can have the best here.

Teaching here has been the hardest work because a commitment to true excellence in university education is a relatively new idea in Iraqi Kurdistan. There are many problems cultural and organisational, as well as educational. There is always room for improvement in any human endeavour. If all of us woman and man; student and teacher; master and servant; big and small - show enough skill, dedication and humility we can have the best here.

I wish SABIS University and Iraqi Kurdistan well.

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The author is either employed by SABIS or extremely gullible. SABIS are widely regarded as being a cult. Their teacher training can best be described as indoctrination. SABIS puppets (teachers) are forced to dance to the music or leave the stage. "sabis stinks" a website set up by former teachers, was taken down. SABIS is an "organisation" not an educational institution.
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crewmeal1



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Judging by that video I'd say they were more than good friends!!
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veiledsentiments



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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a commitment to true excellence in university education

In all my years here and in the Middle East, it is the first time I have ever heard a phrase like that in a post related to Sabis. Laughing

But, the sentence around it does seem to carefully not actually claim that Sabis is delivering such a thing.

VS
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scot47



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SABIS has a poor reputation
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DedicatedTeacher



Joined: 11 Dec 2010
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2012 5:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I could get real nasty here, but I will withhold. If it sounds overly positive about SABIS it is probably propaganda. SABIS will promote people for writing stuff like this. That is all I will say.
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madrileno



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Notice the OP only made one post.... And that was to post a glowing account of SABIS accompanied by a YouTube video praising the place.

Definitely an advertisement.
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safarer30



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 6:55 pm    Post subject: dealing with a convicted pedophile Reply with quote

Sabis Erbil is a bit busy these days: http://www.ekurd.net/mismas/articles/misc2012/11/state6616.htm
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