Syria: Schools reopen as life returns to normal in liberated Manbij

Schools have reopened in the Syrian city of Manbij, Thursday, after the city was liberated by the SDF (Syrian Democratic Forces) from so-called Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIL) militants.
The Educational Institute of Manbij city concluded all required procedures to officially reopen the schools. The total number of elementary, preparatory and high schools in the city is around 40, six of which have been completely destroyed in fighting, while seven still require repairs.
Around 30,000 students are registered in Manbij and the surrounding countryside area. The Syrian government appointed and distributed around 2,000 teachers in the city, which are paid by the Syrian government and are using the curriculum adopted by the Syrian State.