Iranian education system to undergo radical changes
Source: Radio Zamaneh
Iran's minister of education announced that the ministry will soon alter
textbooks and educational trends in schools in order to realize a complete
overhaul of the education system.
According to ISNA the minister announced a five year plan to change the content
of educational text books "in order to turn students into thinkers."
He claimed that the changes are aimed at connecting teachers with the supreme
leadership as well as religious thinking and positive attitudes toward the
He insisted that the intended changes are a reflection of the leader's views on
He also added that ten thousand Quranic schools will open within a week and they
plan to increase them to 50 thousand while charging local clergy and Basij
forces with their administration.
He also reported the building of prayer rooms in schools and announced the
establishment of joint courses to be taught by the education ministry and
In the post election protests, Islamic Republic hardliners and the Supreme
Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei have repeatedly announced that changes in the
education system are vital in order to avoid such anti-government outbursts.
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