The Ministry of Education has built 125 schools in the past six months, according to a report from Azzaman.
Sahar Abdulamir, the ministry’s information officer, said 87 schools have been refurbished and repaired over the same period.
“We have also added new annexes and extensions to 52 more schools,” she added.
Abdulamir said the ministry had completed 96 educational projects throughout the country – she gave no details about the nature of these projects, but the country faces shortages in school buildings.
The construction of schools falls short of the growth in student population in Iraq. Many schools are overcrowded, offering teaching over three different shifts a day.