Ministry of Education and Higher Education of the Palestinian Territory

Ministry of Education and Higher Education of the Palestinian Territory


Founded in 1994, the Ministry of Education and Higher Education is the government ministry responsible for education policy and implementation in the Palestinian Territory, which includes the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

The ministry oversees the education system in the Palestinian Territory, including primary, secondary and higher education. Its main goal is to provide quality education that is accessible to all citizens, regardless of their location or socio-economic background.

The ministry works to develop and implement curriculum and assessment policies that are aligned with national development goals and that meet the needs of students and the country. It also manages teacher training programs and works to recruit and retain qualified teachers.

In addition to education, the ministry is responsible for higher education in the Palestinian Territory, working to develop and support institutions of higher learning and promoting access to higher education opportunities for all citizens.

The Ministry of Education and Higher Education plays an important role in the development of the Palestinian Territory, ensuring that citizens have access to quality education and training that prepares them for success in the modern world and promoting initiatives that support the country's economic growth and development. However, due to political and economic challenges, the ministry faces various obstacles in achieving its goals and there are ongoing efforts to improve the education system and address these challenges.

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وزارة التعليم العالي والبحث العلمي




PO Box 576, Al-Masioun
West Bank Palestinian Territory


+972 (2) 298 2600


+972 (2) 295 4518

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