Iran prepares to launch courses for minorities in their mother language

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Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 20

By Dalga Khatinoglu, Saeed Isayev - Trend:

Iran is preparing to launch special courses for different ethnic groups in the country, special assistant to president Hassan Rouhani, Ali Yunesi said, Iranian Mehr news agency reported on Jan. 20.

Yunesi, a former intelligence minister of Iran, speaking in Iran's Ahvaz city, said that the government held several meetings with the country's Ministry of Education and Development, and the issue is currently being assessed.

Yunesi didn't give exact details on how the teaching is going to be carried out, or to which specific group, the mother language education would apply.

It should be noted that in June 2013, Hassan Rouhani published a statement on the subject of teaching the ethnic mother tongue of Iranians (Kurdish, Azeri, Arab, etc.), officially emphasizing his intention to fully implement Article 15 of the Iranian Constitution which concerns teaching the mother tongue at schools and universities.

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