Students return to school, new academic year begins in Kurdistan Region

SULAIMANI (ESTA) — The Kurdistan Region students returned to school again after three months of holiday on Tuesday marking the beginning of a new academic year.

Early today, Prime Minister Masrour Barzani and Minister of Education Alan Hama Saeed at a Primary School in Erbil’s Bardarsh sub-district rang the bell of the 2022-2023 new academic year.

On the first day of back to school, More than 1.8 million students returned to classes to resume in-person education across the Kurdistan Region.

The premier made a remark and extended his gratitude to the Kurdistan Region teachers, saying they did not let the education process be paralyzed in the Region after a 2-year-long of crisis.

“Despite the crises, we could survive and stay on our feet, thank to the teachers who resisted all of the difficulties,” Barzani said.

“We are sure that the government will not play negligence to resolve the issues, and this is a prolonged phase that won’t be done in day-and-night,” He said, adding, “In the past two years we were struggled to build an infrastructure,” and “the outcome will shortly appear,” He added.

The education sector in the Kurdistan Region has been through a rough crisis in the past two years due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic forced authorities to suspend in-person classes.

There are more than one million and 885 thousand students in the Kurdistan Region with the presence of more than six thousand schools, according to statistics.

 

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