Third education year to begin in Raqqa

Raqqa Education and Training Committee began working at a fast pace since the liberation of the city from ISIS by the SDF on 20 November 2017 to re-establish education as quickly as possible.  

The Committee aimed to ensure all students could be reinserted in their schools and worked hard to rebuild and restore the schools destroyed by ISIS.

The Committee made sure not only to rebuild and restore schools but also to train teachers according to the new curriculum established by the Autonomous Administration. 

Committee prepares for third year of education

Despite all difficulties and shortages that a destroyed city imply, the Committee has managed to successfully completed two years of education and is now preparing for the third. The Committee also passed 2,400 teachers under the supervision of the co-presidency of the Education and Training General Schools Management Committee. The teachers who passed the exam will attend the new education cycle which will start on 6 June.

Restricted opportunities did not prevent quality education

The co-chair of the Raqqa Education and Training Committee, Elî al-Şenan told ANHA that “a total of 322 schools in urban and rural areas have been repaired and renewed. We officially opened the schools we repaired. Our goal is to repair 360 schools for the new year.”

Al-Şenan said that they have established14 centers for teachers to be trained in the summer and that they will train them according to UNICEF's educational material.

At the end of 2017, the Education and Training Committee provided the opportunity to complete their education to 23,000 students with 400 teachers in 33 schools. 

In the 2018-2019 academic year, the number of students reached 114,000. With the increase of security, the number of students also increased.