A number of local publishing houses have been tasked with printing the still-needed schoolbooks in coordination with the Tripoli and Benghazi Syllabus Administrations, confirmed the media spokesman of the UN-proposed government’s Education Ministry, Ramadan Al-Ghadwi.
Al-Ghadwi added that some of the school subjects’ books are available with no sufficient quantity to be distributed to all students.
“The schoolbooks we have are being distributed to students across the country.” He explained.
He added that the financial conditions of the publishing houses assigned with the task are inadequate to get the printing done, which obliged the ministry to contact the UN-proposed government’s Presidential Council to fund the process.
The distribution of schoolbooks has a fluctuated pace from one city to another with percentages ranging from 50% to 90% out of the full amounts needed by schools. The books needed are for both primary and secondary schools alike.
Going back to school has been pushed a month forward in Libya because the schoolbooks were hard to obtain in most of the Libyan cities, except for the education stores in eastern Libya, which kept protracting the procedures of providing the rest of the country with books to kick off study.