First Grade students at the Tajheez School in 1943

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Image Source: Abdul Qader Qaddura Library

Standing in the middle is the school principle Ramzi al-Rikabi, next to First Grade teacher Abu al-Kheir al-Rifaii. Standing in the first row, third from right, is Hassan the son of President Shukri al-Quwatli. Sixth from right is Adnan Buzzo, who later became a prominent sports commentator in Syria. Standing in the back row (ninth from left) is Abdul Qader Qaddura, the son of the Damascus Police Chief Ibrahim al-Mughrabi. In 1987-2003, Qaddura was to serve as Speaker of the Syrian Parliament.