Over the course of his 42-year rule, Libya's Muammar al-Qaddafi made his eccentric ideologies the foundation of Libyan schooling, from warped renderings of the past in history books to opaque political theories in the Green Book, the Qaddafi treatise that formed the core of the Libyan curriculum. Now, following Qaddafi's ouster and death last year, the new Education Ministry is working to redact and rewrite classroom materials used during the dictator's rule. Reporter Clare Morgana Gillis spoke with ministry officials and Libyans in Tripoli who showed her both the old textbooks used under Qaddafi and the hodgepodge of materials currently being used until new books are printed.
Above: Libyan schoolgirls attend class in the town of Kufra in 2008.
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