Education Minister Hazwan al-Waz met with the head of regional education for UNESCO, Hamad bin Saif al-Hammami, to discuss ways to support educational needs in Aleppo following a joint visit to the city by ministry officials and the United Nations' cultural body.
In comments during the meeting, Waz pointed out that a total of 43 schools had been repaired and are ready to accept around 30,000 students in the eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo.
He added that the ministry had also handed out school books and distributed schoolbags filled with stationary to students in the city.
The minister stressed the importance of preparing schools and carrying out maintenance to assure that facilities are ready for the beginning of the next school year.
For his part, Hammami affirmed that the joint projects carried out with the ministry are proceeding well, adding that UNESCO will continue to provide all possible assistance to help Syria through the crisis.
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