Public education has suffered as a result of a shortage of school buildings, which in turn fuels chronic absenteeism, experts tell Diyaruna.
The number of enrolled students this year passed the 80,000 mark, almost double the number of students last year, a local official told Diyaruna.
Some artists portray the bitterness they experienced during ISIS's rule, while others present themes of hope and a bright future.
The reopening of schools and other cultural events encourage freedom of expression and signal a return to normal life, residents say.
ISIS sought to impose its deviant ideology on susceptible youth, but with the group gone, its influence is fading fast, educators say.
The Iraqi Ministry of Education has rehabilitated 1,740 schools in Mosul and other Ninawa province cities over the past year.
The books, which belong to Anbar's Anah district library, were uncovered in neighbouring Rawa.
A group of local activists have launched a media campaign to raise awareness about the importance of fighting the phenomenon of child recruitment in the ranks of armed groups.
The Ministry of Education has been working to rebuild schools, revive the education process and remove distorted curricula from classrooms.
The exams are a key milestone, but teachers are more focused on the mental health and morale of their students, a local teacher says.
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