Over 16.5m Iranian students go to school this year

IRNA – More than 16.5 million students will go to schools across Iran next Saturday when the country’s new school year begins, according to Minister of Education Reza-Morad Sahraei.
The minister said that 1.7 million first-graders will go to school for the first time this year.
He also said that as many as 30,000 applicants for university entrance exams were admitted to teacher’s training universities across the country this year, a figure that is unprecedented.

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