The Ministry of Education called on its directorates in the governorates to set a list of priorities for schools to be restored in each of them, so that work on the reconstruction and restoration of schools will begin at the beginning of next week.
In a statement to SANA's delegate, the Director General of the General Authority for Education Buildings in the Ministry of Education, Haitham Badawi, indicated that the ministry has allocated 6 billion Syrian pounds for the reconstruction and restoration of schools in Syria for the current year, indicating that the ministry will open the door for investment in the field of restoring a number of schools in partnership with other bodies and work on Supporting the sums allocated for restoration through the ministries of finance, local administration, environment and international organizations.
Badawi indicated that this accreditation will be allocated during the current year and distributed to schools in the governorates, pointing to the ministry’s endeavor to monitor the need of each governorate, provided that the ministry retains 10 percent of the total amount, or 600 million Syrian pounds as an emergency reserve used in the restoration of schools that are not marked by the established plan.
Badawi explained that a request has been submitted to the Prime Minister to double the amount so that it becomes 12 billion for this year, noting the importance of partnership with the private sector and pointing out the role of organizations and the local community in contributing to this process, even partially and according to its ability.
Rehab Ali and Amer Deeb