43 schools reopen in Maungdaw

Pupils going to school.

A total of 43 schools have reopened in Maungdaw, Rakhine State, sources say.

The schools had been shut down due to recent violence about two months, said Ohn Myint, district chief education official.

Some schools have reopened as early as September 19.

Teachers were ordered to be at their designated schools by September 17 when the violence cooled down.

Now many schools have teachers.

Many pupils have returned to their homes from relief camps and the number of pupils in some schools reportedly increased by 50 per cent.

Maungdaw hosts 183 schools and over 1,400 teachers and Buthitaung has 219 schools.

Over 1,200 pupils sat the township-level exam in 23 schools since October 16, said sources.