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Why more and more of Gaza's parents are sending their kids to private schools

Despite the difficult economic conditions in the Gaza Strip, parents are still enrolling their children in high-cost private schools, which indicates the value they place on quality education.
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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Diaa Khalil of Gaza City started sending his son, who is a second-grader, to the Ibad al-Rahman private school in Gaza because he believes private schools are the best option in light of overcrowded classrooms in the government and in United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) schools.

Khalil, a journalist from Gaza, told Al-Monitor he pays $1,200 annually for his son’s education and he is comfortable with it, even though public schools charge parents only a token amount and UNRWA schools are free.

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