Palestinians at UN schools scoring higher-than-average on tests

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Photo: UNRWA Archives/Shareef Sarhan

Palestinian students attending United Nations schools are achieving higher-than-average results in international assessments, according to a new World Bank study.

Children achieved these good scores despite living in what the World Bank describes as "challenging and adverse circumstances", due to conflict.

The UN Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA) educates more than 500,000 refugee students each year in the West Bank, Gaza, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria.

Stephanie Coutrix first asked Alberto Biancoli, an education programme specialist at UNRWA, what he thinks about this study.

Duration: 2'47"

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