Al-Maqriaf: Education's accumulated problems need collective action

Al-Maqriaf: Education's accumulated problems need collective action

November 23, 2022 - 13:04
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

The Ministry of Education has put in place plans to construct alternative schools to replace the tin shacks used for schooling children in some areas, the Minister of Education Musa Al-Maqriaf said.

Al-Maqiriaf reaffirmed the government's plan at a meeting with the head and representatives of the Supreme Council of Tribes and Cities of Fezzan on Monday.

He confirmed that his ministry received a list of the targeted shacks from the relevant offices in various municipalities and has placed a plan to establish temporary spaces to accommodate pupils.

The council's delegation highlighted the problems facing the educational process in the region, including the stalled maintenance projects, the overcrowding of classes, the lack of tutors, and the need to establish new school buildings.

But there is no easy answer to problems accumulated over the past five decades, according to the minister, who told the delegation that reforming the educational system requires a national vision and collective action.

In a ceremony to open a new monitoring education department in Misrata earlier this month, Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah said his government is ready to establish 500 new schools from the 1,500 education facilities it plans to construct during the three years ahead.