According to the Ministry of Education in Gaza, nearly 1.25 million students are heading to 3,000 schools in the West Bank and Gaza Strip today to begin the new academic year.
The Ministry of Education in Gaza recently announced the opening of nine new schools with complete facilities. These schools will operate based on the two-session system. The ministry also announced it completed the expansion of nine other schools in preparation for the current academic year.
The ministry also completed maintenance on 44 schools making the number of government schools operating during the new academic year 397 attended by nearly 260,000 students.
According to the Minister of Education and Higher Education Sabri Sidem, Palestinian high school students performed better in their exams in 2007 compared to last year.