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Islamic teachers to be trained to fight extremism
December 6, 2015, 9:28 am

The Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs said yesterday it is organizing a number of training courses for Islamic religion teachers to strengthen their role in countering extremism. Assistant Undersecretary for Financial and Administrative Affairs Farid Emadi stated that the ministry would hold 24 training courses for 600 teachers nationwide as a part of an ambitious plan to harness the skills of religion teachers.

Emadi, also secretary general of the higher committee for moderation, lauded the cooperation between the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs and the Ministry of Education to improve the qualification and the skills of the teachers. He pointed out that building the capacity of religion teachers is essential to foster the values of tolerance, co-existence and moderation among students and to stand up against destructive ideologies, hatemongering and extremism.

Source: KUNA

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