Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Ministry Stops Financing of Ibn Ghaldoun School

Deputy Education Minister Sander Dekker has decided to stop financing the Muslim school Ibn Ghaldoun in Rotterdam from 1 November, which will mean its closure. He gave as a reason that the school which already had problems in the past, had aggravated them further through the major fraud in exams recently. At least 42 of the students will be prosecuted for theft of exams, or the distribution of stolen exams. Many of the teachers at the school have none of the required qualifications. The report was also extremely negative about the role of the Rotterdam Municipality. It gave the school poor facilities which had been abandoned by other schools and charged it heavily for maintenance. The Ibn Ghaldoun School is the only Muslim High School in the Netherlands.

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