DAMASCUS, (SANA) - Minister of Education, Hazwan al-Wazz, said that the Ministry accomplished all procedures in cooperation with the parties concerned for launching the educational process at schools for the 2012-2013 study season and is working to complete preparations in the areas where armed terrorist groups prevent students from going to school.
The Minister's statements came during a tour of a number of schools in Damascus Countryside with the aim of inspecting the province's preparations for the current study year.
The Minister reviewed the difficulties hindering the educational process in some areas of Deir Ezzor and Aleppo, adding that the Ministry will spare no effort to get the study year started in these areas.
Al-Wazz highlighted the terrorist practices against the educational sector, the latest of which was a terrorist attack against a car loaded with school books on Saturday evening which was foiled by the armed forces.
Over 5 million students and more than 385,000 teachers and administrative employees headed to schools Sunday morning on the first day of the 2012-2013 study season.
Those were distributed to 22,000 schools which have made all preparations and procedures to receive the students and teachers, other than the schools which have been made illegible for receiving students after being sabotaged by the armed terrorist groups and those turned into sheltering centers to host the displaced families.
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