Stepanakert Schools Reopen as Students Slowly Return to Karabakh

Schools in Nagorno-Karabakh have been closed since the start of the Karabakh War on September 27. For over a month, constant Azerbaijani shelling in civilian areas led to mass evacuations and destruction of public facilities, including schools and hospitals

On December 1, following the signing of the “end of war” agreement, some schools reopened. The CIVILNET team visited Stepanakert School Number 8, where students who were originally studying at the school are also joined by students who have arrived from different areas. There are roughly 750 students studying at the school at the moment; they have come from all parts of Artsakh.

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