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Friday, 22 July 2011

Two British schools are to be opened in Erbil and Sulaimaniyah

Erbil, July 19 (AKnews) - Two British schools are to be opened inIraqi Kurdistan on Wednesday.

The two private schools will be based in Erbil, Kurdistan's capital city, and Sulaimaniyah, the second city and will teach solely in English. They will start enrolling students for the 2011-2012 academic year.

"The schools will include kindergarten stage and until the third grade of elementary school. Most of the books and other materials will be imported from Britain," said Frishta Raber, the project manager. 

The project will be implemented in coordination with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG).

However, Raber said it has not yet been decided how much the tuition fees will be: "The ministry of education has informed us that a committee from the ministry will set the prices. But it is expected that tuition fees for a students should be under US$3000 per year."

Each of the schools is expected to admit 100 students for the first academic year, with increasing numbers in the following years.

By Rebin Hasadn

Source: http://www.aknews.com/en/aknews/3/252684/

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