About 1.2 million children in Libya will return to school on Saturday after classrooms were evacuated 10 months ago due to fighting, a UN spokesperson told reporters here on Friday.
Martin Nesirky, a UN spokesperson, said at a daily briefing that the figures come from the UN Children's Fund as they supported "the government (as they) worked around the clock to rehabilitate buildings and clear rubble, landmines and unexploded ordnance from schools."
"Nearly 30 million revised textbooks are being printed, 10 million of them are already being distributed by the Ministry of Education throughout the country," said Nesirky.
After months of civil war, the Libyan people finally saw the establishment of a transitional government which is tasked with brokering national reconciliation and restoring economic and security order.
Libya's ruling National Transitional Council (NTC) was established to serve as Libya's interim government after former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was ousted from power and killed by rebel forces.
In the aftermath of the conflict, the UN Security Council established the UN Support Mission in Libya ( UNSMIL) to support rule of law, national reconciliation, and the electoral process in the North African country.