Islamic State bans philosophy and chemistry from Raqqa’s schools

A females' secondary school in IS-held Raqqa. File photo

ARA News

Raqqa, Syria – Under the umbrella of the recently announced Caliphate, leaders of al-Qaeda splinter group of the Islamic State (IS) in Syria’s Raqqa released an “Islamic curriculum” to be followed at schools across the Syrian northern province. 

IS militants control Syria’s Raqqa for one year now, after battles against anti-Assad rebels and forces of the Syrian regime.

The new “Islamic curriculum” for school students in the IS-held Raqqa excluded philosophy and chemistry. 

“Students are not allowed to learn philosophy or chemistry anymore, both subjects are banned by IS,” Salman abdulkarim, secondary school student, told ARA News in Raqqa.

According to local sources, IS leading members held a meeting with school directors and teachers of Raqqa, urging them to prepare an Islamic educational system in the province’s schools.

The new system is expected to be reviewed by IS-linked board of education by the end of this month. 

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the decision of the Islamic State group to remove philosophy and chemistry from the educational curriculum in Raqqa comes as the group said “they do not fit in with the law of god (Sharia)”. 


Source: ARA News 

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