By Ahmed Elumami.
Tripoli, 16 November 2013:
The Ministry of Education announced today that schools throughout Libya will open as usual tomorrow.
Despite the . . .[restrict]declaration of three days of national mourning for the 43 victims for the Gharghour massacre in Tripoli and the suspension of classes in the University of Tripoli over the deaths of eight of its students who were shot at Gharghour, the ministry had said that Sunday would be “a normal school day for all grades” in its Facebook Page.
“We confirm the announcement that tomorrow, Sunday, is a normal school day all over Libya,” the Ministry of Education’s media office head, Samir Issa Journaz, told the Libya Herald this evening.
Life must go on, Journaz said. “We cannot let not such issues hinder and control our daily lives.” He added that there might be some schools in Tripoli which did not open if staff were among the victims.
The Facebook announcement has drawn criticism with many people demanding the ministry keep schools closed until the situation in the capital is stabilised. [/restrict]