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Schools in Gaza to start on time next week

August 12, 2014 at 2:16 pm

School in Gaza will start on time as scheduled on August 17 for the faculty and August 24 for students, the Minister of Education and Higher Education Khawla Al-Shakhshir said.

Al-Shakhshir explained, during an Education Ministry’s video conference meeting between the West Bank and Gaza Strip, that this decision was taken after consultation with ministry staff in the Gaza Strip. She added that there are technical and administrative committees that work on following different procedures to facilitate the start of the school year and the completion of the second-round exams for high school students, the schedule of which will be announced very soon.

The minister said there is coordination on more than one level to provide the moral and material support for students, teachers and administrators as well as preparing schools and providing stationery, school supplies and textbooks, in addition to providing psychological guidance for students through crews of specialists who will be working on this particular mission.

Approximately 250,000 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip have taken refuge in dozens of schools affiliated to the UN Relief and Works Agency for refugees (UNRWA).