By Libya Herald reporters.
Tripoli, 4 March 2017:
Students, parents and teachers in Sirte have finished clearing up their schools in the town so that they will reopen tomorrow along with classrooms throughout the country.
Education ministry officials have denied social media reports that nationwide the start of the new term has been postponed until next week. Posts had been circulating saying that pupils would not have to return until 12 March. This may have been wishful thinking on the part of some students. The ministry insisted that all public and private schools are reopening tomorrow as scheduled.
It is not certain that Sirte university will be opening this month. A major effort has been going on to clean up the campus and repair damage from the fighting when Bunyan Marsous forces finally drove IS terrorists out of the town last December. In 2012 the university, which specialised in agriculture, science and engineering had ten thousand students, 500 of whom lived on campus.