Palestine‘s Educational system

Education is sophistication and a process of facilitating learning. Knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, and habits of a group of people are transferred to other people, through storytelling, discussion, teaching, training, or research. Education frequently takes place under the guidance of educators, but learners may also educate themselves in a process called self-learning. Any experience that has a positive effect on the way one thinks, feels, or acts may be considered educational.

From a student, who lives inside Palestine, I can explain that the Palestine Educational System has 4 stages, the most important stages are secondary and university. Secondary education consists of two years and includes an academic and vocational program. Students are able to select either of these programs depending on the results of their final assessments. The Certificate of General Secondary Education Examination (Tawjihee) was issued for high school students in grade 12 to prepare them for admission to the universities. For example, Alfaloja secondary school system is divided into 4 fields ( literature, scientific, leading business, sharaey), which is one of the basic parts in all Palestine directions. Choosing fields depends on the student‘s mentality and personality.

Palestine has a distinguished educational system and universities of international repute such as ALNajah University, Beirzeit University Islamic Universities, and many others. We have an education rate that competes for the best countries and the illiteracy rate is very low in Palestine. Also, we have governmental schools supervised by the ministry of education and UNRWA schools.

There are three types of schools from the perspective of gender in Palestine: boys’ schools, girls’ schools, and co-educational schools. In Palestine’s education system, compulsory basic education includes Grades 1 to 10 and this is divided into the preparatory stage (Grades 1 to 4) and the empowerment stage (Grades 5 to 10). General secondary education and a few vocational secondary schools cover Grades 11 and 12. UNRWA schools offer Grades 1 to 10 and do not provide secondary education (Grade 11 and 12).

From my point of view, Palestine‘s Educational system as a whole is not at a high level as in other countries and do not help poor families to complete their way to universities. Among the hardest circumstances, Palestine has made scientists, who work in international organizations all over the world and we are proud of our outcome. even though there are wars and the  occupation. It still surprises the world.

Written by Basma Ma’za, Alfalouja High School, Gaza

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