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Damascus, Syria – The Islamic State (IS/ISIS) has reportedly suspended schooling in cities and towns of the province Deir ez-Zor, northeasteran Syria.
According to local sources, education will be continued after IS-linked religious committees implement a new curriculum in lieu of the old one, which was described by the group as “infidel”.
“All teachers will be trained in Sharia and its application, so that we can guarantee the commitment of our people to Islamic Law and teachings through the appropriate education,” a statement issued by the IS group and posted on the walls of Deir ez-Zor schools read.
Speaking to ARA News in the city of Mayadin of Deir ez-Zor province, civil rights activist Salim al-Hamad said that IS members held a meeting with school managers in the city’s central mosque to notify them about the new procedures.
“Teachers will receive one month of training in Rudwan mosque in Mayadin until the new curriculum is ready to be launched,” al-Hamad said.
Dozens of students protested side by side with their parents and teachers against the suspension of schools by the Islamic State group, and demanded the reopening of schools to continue their education.
Reporting by: Mohammad Darwish
Source: ARA News