New chance of education for Iraqi asylum seekers, 29 November 2007, IRINnews.org, New York, New York
Thousands of Iraqi asylum-seekers who were denied education as a result of the turmoil in their own country will now have a chance to finish their studies: Jordan’s government has decided to launch new education projects for asylum seekers, according to officials and activists.
“The Ministry of Education has prepared all legal documents to allow thousands of Iraqis who cannot study in regular schools to do home schooling that can be officially recognised,” said Mohammad Ekour, director of students’ affairs at the Ministry of Education.
According to the programme, to be officially announced in the coming few weeks, students will be able study in their homes and sit for final examinations in public schools.
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