Palestinian Youth Has Opportunity to Get Education in Conditions of War: Member of Palestinian Delegation of ISESCO
Azerbaijan, Baku, 6 October / corr. Trend U. Sadikhova / Despite the military situation in Autonomy and conflict with Israel, Palestinian young people can afford to study at secondary and higher schools, Jamal Hussein, member of Palestinian delegation, who participates in fourth conference of ISESСO, dedicated to education and science in Islam countries, told Trend on October 6.
The conference is held in Baku on 6-8 October.
"Palestinian students can't finish their education abroad due to closing of Autonomy's borders by Israel," Jamal Hussein, head of department of higher education of the Ministry of Education of Palestinian Autonomy, said.
The conflict of Palestine and Israel doesn't allow the government of Palestinian Autonomy to allocate huge funds for the education of Palestinians and it impedes the development of this sphere, he said.
Despite this, the Palestinian government expands a network of schools and universities by assistance of ISESСO and UNESCO, Hussein said.
"Presently, 49 educational institutions work in autonomy, 14 out of which are universities," he said.
Educational institutions function both in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.
"Inner split of autonomy doesn't affect the education of Palestinian people. We have an opportunity to expand the network of educational institutions both in the West Bank and Gaza Strip," Jamal Hussein added.
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