Days of Palestine

Thursday, June 1

Over 1.3 million students begin new school year in Palestine

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About 1,300,000 Palestinian students went to their schools on Sunday throughout the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip as the new schoolyear begins.

About 854,390 students will be studying in public schools and around 100,000 in schools run by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA). The rest of the students, estimated at 150,000, will be studying at private schools.

Spokesman for the Ministry of Education, Sadeq Khdour, told that despite the current financial crisis affecting the Palestinian government, the ministry was able to appoint new 1,800 and 116 principals to make up for those who have retired from public service as well as to accommodate the growth in the number of students enrolled.

He added that 24 schools were built this year while new sections were added to existing ones.

Khdour said the ministry will spare no efforts to enhance the situation of education in Palestine, including the construction of new schools and the provision of financial aid to already existing schools.
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