Sunday, October 09, 2016

Syriac-Assyrian to be taught in Kurdistan

MODERN ARAMAIC WATCH: Assyria: Syriac-Assyrian Introduced in Schools in Western Kurdistan (UNREPRESENTED NATIONS AND PEOPLES ORGANIZATION).
According to the Rojava Education Commission, the old Ba’athist curriculum has now been replaced, just in time for the 2016/2017 school year. The new curriculum will now be taught in Kurdish, Arabic and Syriac-Assyrian to cater to the different ethnicities present in the region. This change encompasses the majority of schools in the region, aside from a few that are still under Assad’s control. Whilst in the recent past many children in the region have not been able to attend school due to the on-going humanitarian crisis ravaging the area, many are now able to go back and therefore profit from this curriculum change, that grants legitimacy to their ethnic group and culture.