By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 7 September 2014:
Primary and secondary pupils in Misrata began the new school year today after an extra week off . . .[restrict]school, the Misratan Board of Education has announced.
After weeks of uncertainty, the Libyan Ministry of Education said on 25 August that the 2014-2015 academic year would begin on 31 August 2014 for primary and on 7 September 2014 for secondary schools.
Misrata, which recently has been suffering from power and fuel shortages, was unable to meet the deadline to open its primary schools.
The Ministry of Education has said that schools in areas which have been affected by conflict, predominately in Tripoli and Benghazi, will remain closed until 21 September because of the potential risk to students.
The Ministry said it was working very hard to minimise disruptions to schooling all over the country and to ensure that students have access to the books they need.
Meanwhile the University of Tripoli has said that it will open on 15 September, at which time it will allow students to make up exams that were missed during Ramadan. According to English Centre Head Hussein Al-Ageli, the university hopes to start classes in early October. [/restrict]