The Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MOEHE) has since 2002 the responsibility for the whole education sector from pre-primary to higher education and for recruiting and training teachers as well. The MOEHE is also in charge of managing governmental educational institutions and supervising private educational institutions and institutions run by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East UNRWA.
Education in Palestinian territories is centralized in regard to its curriculum, textbooks, instructions, and regulations. The administrative structure of the general education is composed of 22 fields’ directorates (districts offices) of education, including 16 in the West Bank and 6 in Gaza. The mission of the MOEHE is 1) to ensure education for all, 2) improve its quality and its standards, and 3) to ultimately develop citizens with sound and balanced characters.
The homepage of the ministry is available in the Arabic language only.