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$10m to Enhance Teaching in Lagging Iraqi Governorates

Iraq: US$10 million to Enhance Teaching Practices and Improve Learning for the Most Vulnerable Primary Students in Lagging Governorates The World Bank has approved a new US$10 million project to support Innovations towards Learning in three lagging Iraqi Governorates. The project aims to enhance teaching practices of Arabic and Mathematics teachers, and improve literacy and […]

Rehabilitation of 60 Shops and 3 Schools in Ninewa

UNDP completes rehabilitation of 60 municipality shops and three schools in western Ninewa Sixty municipality shops in Tal Abta and three primary schools in Sinjar that were damaged or destroyed during the ISIL conflict were officially inaugurated by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Ninewa Governorate. Benefitting around 1,900 residents, the four facilities […]

Najaf launches Chinese-Funded Schools Project

By John Lee. Work has started on the construction of 40 new schools in Najaf, as part of the Chinese-funded plan to build 1,000 schools across the country. The schools will be built by the Power Construction Corporation of China (PowerChina). The Secretary-General of the Council of Ministers, the Minister of Education and the Governor […]

Basra Gas Company Donates School to Local Community

Basra Gas Company (BGC) has handed over the fully-furnished AlRaha school to the Directorate of Education in Basrah. The school was a gift from BGC to the community, to replace an old school that was built years ago near the gas pipelines. BGC also provided a temporary school until the permanent school was completed to […]

KRG PM meets Entrepreneurs involved in School Building

The Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), Masrour Barzani, met ten entrepreneurs on Tuesday; the entrepreneurs are building schools in Erbil province. Prime Minister Barzani thanked them for their investment and praised the role of the private sector in the Kurdistan Region. The Premier highlighted the importance of education to the ninth cabinet, […]

New Report on Iraqi Education Sector

This report provides an overview of the Iraqi education system while following its structure starting with pre-school then the mandatory primary education which involves 6 years of schooling, followed by secondary education consisting of an intermediate level (3 years) and a preparatory level (3 years). Preparatory education has an academic stream with two tracks, literary […]

Improving the Quality of Learning in Iraq

With support from the European Commission, UNICEF is supporting governorates and education ministries in developing their educational plans and modernizing data collection to improve the quality of learning in Iraq With financial backing from the European Commission and in partnership with UNESCO, UNICEF Iraq is supporting authorities at the governorate level to better plan their […]

A Thousand New School Buildings for Iraq?

By John Lee. Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi met on Monday with government officials to discuss steps to build a thousand new school buildings throughout Iraq. Mr. Al-Kadhimi said that, "education is the real weapon with which nations arm themselves, in addition to the health system". The Prime Minister was also briefed on ten models […]