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Al-Aqsa school distributes textbooks outside campus after police ban

JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — Students of the Al-Aqsa Sharia School for Girls gathered outside of their campus on Wednesday to collect their textbooks, after Israeli police prevented the books from being delivered directly to the school, located inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound of occupied East Jerusalem’s Old City. Head of the …

More than 72,000 Palestinian students begin final high school exams

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Some 72,015 Palestinian students in the occupied West Bank and besieged Gaza Strip started final high school exams on Saturday, known in Arabic as the “Tawjihi.” The Tawjihi certificate is equivalent to a high school completion certificate, and is required for students who wish to pursue higher …

Palestinian teachers seize golden opportunity in Kuwait

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — The Palestinian Ministry of Education and Higher Education on March 22 began considering over a thousand applications from Palestinian teachers seeking to work in Kuwait. According to Muhannad Abu Shama, the ministry’s director of staff affairs, 1,173 Palestinians working in the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) affiliated areas submitted applications. …

Ministry of Education warns UNRWA against making any changes to curriculum

RAMALLAH, March 25, 2017 (WAFA) – The Ministry of Education Saturday sent a stern warning to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) against introducing any changes to the Palestinian school curriculum. UNRWA, which is in charge of Palestinian refugee camps in several host countries in …

Israeli forces raid Birzeit twice, detain Palestinian student

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) – Israeli forces raided the central occupied West Bank town of Birzeit twice on Saturday and detained a Palestinian university student from his home, local sources told Ma’an. Witnesses said that when Israeli forces first raided the town, troops escorted a handcuffed and blindfolded Palestinian youth from a …

ADWAR finish its training program for Bedouin women protection committee to activate 1325 resolution in Area C

Hebron/PNN/ On Saturday, 19/11/2016, at Um AlKhair Bedouin Community East of Yatta ADWAR finished the first level the training program”Roles for Social Change Association ”   activities within the project “Bedouin women protection committee to activate 1325 resolution in Area C” in partnership with United Nations entity for Gender equality …

UNRWA employees union announces series of strikes in occupied Palestinian territory

GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — The union for local employees of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) announced on Tuesday that a series of protests would take place in the occupied Palestinian territory after talks with UNRWA reached an impasse.A joint committee representing the unions of …

Palestinian Education Ministry threatens to fire teachers if strike launched

A Palestinian teacher bears a sign reading: “Give me my rights, I miss my students” during protests in March. (MaanImages) RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — The Palestinian Ministry of Education warned hundreds of public school teachers on Tuesday that they could be fired if they go forward with plans to strike in …

Israel Lifts Ban on Delivery of 300,000 School Textbooks to Gaza

RAMALLAH, August 30, 2016 (WAFA) – Israel lifted Tuesday a ban on delivery of 300,000 school textbooks intended for Gaza, according to Azzam Abu Baker, an official in the Ministry Education. The schoolyear started on Sunday in West Bank and Gaza and attempts by the Ministry of Education to deliver …

Al-Aqsa University students pay the price of Gaza-Ramallah bickering

A Palestinian man walks past a closed gate at Al-Aqsa University in the Gaza Strip, April 15, 2008. (photo by REUTERS/Mohammed Salem) GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — On Aug. 9, the Ministry of Education and Higher Education in Ramallah announced its official withdrawal of accreditation from Al-Aqsa University in the Gaza Strip. …