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Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MoEHE)

The Ministery of Education and Higher Education were combined in late 2002 to form the MoEHE. UNICEF's relationship with the Ministry goes back to 1994. The Ministry has maintained the schooling system during difficult times. UNICEF works with Ministry officials in a number of different areas, including:

  • Remedial education project
  • Child-friendly schools and child-friendly summer camps 
  • the integration of life skills based education into the curriculum
  • improving the overall quality of education - including teacher training on child-centered learning
  • advocacting for unfettered access of students and teachers to schools
    Back to School campaign
Tamer Institute for Community Education

The Tamer Institute for Community Education is an educational non-governmental non-profit organization established in 1989 as a natural and necessary response to urgent needs in the Palestinian community - paticularly to help people learn and become productive. Tamer's relationship with UNICEF goes back several years. At the moment Tamer and UNICEF work together to provide creative writing and reading after school





Education in oPt in Numbers

  • Schools: 2190 *
  • Students: 1,050,327*
  • Teachers: 46,417*
  • Classrooms: 29,844*
  • Schools closed for varying periods due to curfew/closure: 498**
  • 1 out of 5 students schooling is disrupted by curfews/closures
  • Percentage of youths aged 10-24 who stated their primary concern is education: 59%

Source: MoEHE; Statistics About General Education in Palestine 2004-2005
*includes govt, UNRWA, private schools
** 2002-2003


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