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Bashir Talib al-Rayes

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Palestine
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1904
  • Age: 118
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Bashir Talib al-Rayes ( 1904-1976 ) was a Palestinian educator born in Gaza City in 1904 , where he received his primary education. Then, in his childhood, he moved to the Levant with his family, and after the British Mandate government exiled his father to the city of “ Daraa ” in the Levant. He returned again to Gaza after the end of the First World War, and joined the English Secondary College in Jerusalem, and obtained his secondary certificate in 1924 . He joined the American University of Beirut and graduated with a BA in Science and Mathematics.

Career life

He worked as a teacher in the city of Nablus for one year, then was transferred to the Rashidiya School in Gaza to be its principal, and then director of the Imam Al-Shafi School (the only secondary school in the Southern District of Palestine ) and then rose to the inspection positions, where he moved from Gaza to Jaffa as an assistant to the brigade inspector Southern. After four years, he was promoted to the position of inspector of Gaza district in 1946, to become the first man of education, its founder and responsible for it in the southwestern part of Palestine. It remained so until the Egyptian administration came to supervise the Gaza Strip.

Contributed to the rebuilding of the educational institution in cooperation with UNESCO and the Egyptian mission sent by Egypt at that time, by laying the solid foundations for education, which then launched its well-known launch that brought the light of knowledge and culture to most homes and minds in the Gaza Strip, where it was the spark of the educational revolution raising the banner of science for all. Like water and air. It established free education and made secondary education available to refugee children in government schools, where UNRWA taught only until the end of the preparatory stage. Encourage university education for everyone who obtains a high school diploma, and provide scholarships for students who are unable to study abroad to continue their education. Send educational missions to Arab countries in all fields and specializations.



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