• Short Summary

    Life in the Lebanese capital of Beirut returns to normal following a decline in the serious fighting between Syrian troops of the Arab pace-keeping force and right-wing Lebanese Militia.

  • Description

    Life in the Lebanese capital of Beirut returns to normal following a decline in the serious fighting between Syrian troops of the Arab pace-keeping force and right-wing Lebanese Militia. In East Beirut, the worst-hit area in recent clashes, children returned to school on Wednesday (27 December) for the first time for many months.

    SYNOPSIS: Schools have been closed since october when sectarian violence disrupted normal activity in the Christian area of East Beirut. Before the Civil War four years ago Beirut's universities attracted an international student body. But fighting since then has fractured the education system, leading to fears that Lebanon's literacy rate would suffer. At seventy-five percent, Lebanese literacy is the highest in the Arab world. The state provides primary and secondary education, but private institutions run most of the schools in the city. Younger children seemed pleased with the idea of returning to school.

    Their parents also welcomed the opportunity for their children to resume their education.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3AX30341GERR7IETL6K1NC2QQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA3AX30341GERR7IETL6K1NC2QQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/12/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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