Islamic State imposes educational curriculum in Syria


Members of IS checking educational books in a Syrian school in Raqqa. File photo

ARA News

Beirut, Lebanon – The Educational Curriculum Directorate of the Islamic State (IS) issued instructions concerning curriculum and teaching methods in the Syrian provinces of Raqqa and Deir ez-Zor. 

A statement issued by the Board of Education in the IS, in which they cancelled a number of subjects of the previously approved curriculum by the Ministry of Education of the Syrian regime, such as the national education, music, philosophy, social science, and psychology, as well as sports and Christian religious subjects. 

The ban, according to the statement, prevents the use of some phrases, such as the ‘Syrian Arab Republic’, which is to be replaced by the ‘Islamic State’, as well as cancelling the national anthem of Syria. The IS has also obliged teachers to delete some mathematical equations and examples that refer to usury. 

The equations linked to chemistry and physics must be noted as ‘the laws of God in creation’, according to the new methods of IS.

The IS-led Board of Education announced a compulsory course for all teachers and school administrators to learn basics of Islamic law, and those who cannot attend will be  permanently prevented from teaching.


Reporting by: Hussam al-Zeer

Source: ARA News

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