The school, which was administered by the Chaldean Um al-Maouna Church, one of Iraq's oldest churches, was famous in Mosul for its advanced education. Muslim and Christian children from the city used to attend the school.
The Church of Saint Maskanta the Martyr in Mosul has a rich history prior to the invasion of ISIS in 2014. The Church prides itself in the fact that many of the priests who served in the Church went on to become bishops and patriarchs. Now that ISIS is defeated, the Church is on the path to being reconstructed.
In an open letter addressed to the Iraqi Parliament, the Chaldean-Assyrian Syriac community said that their constituency has been exploited as election tools by various groups. The letter also expresses the community's concern over the current electoral quota for the Kurdish parliament ahead of the Kurdistan elections.