By Libya Herald staff.
Tunis, 8 August 2017:
The education ministry has given private schools until the end of the month to apply for accreditation and comply with regulations. Otherwise they will be closed.
To be accredited, the schools have show that staff have the requisite qualifications, that buildings are fit-for-purpose, that the schools are sticking to the official curriculum and that the number of students does not exceed either that stated in the accreditation or set by local health and safety authorities.
The ministry also wants all staff to be re-vetted by a committee from within the school set up for the process.
The deadline applies to all private Libyan schools, both in Libya and abroad.
A number of private schools have been set up recently that have been operating without ministry approval.