Libyan schools struggle amid conflict
28 July 2011 Last updated at 12:41 BST
The UK has recognised the National Transitional Council as Libya's "sole governmental authority" after similar moves by France and the US.
Tripoli has condemned the move and the expulsion of Gaddafi-regime diplomats.
Meanwhile, in the city of Benghazi - which the rebels have held for most of the five month uprising - schools are struggling to provide anything like a normal education for their pupils.
Gavin Lee reports from Benghazi.