Report: 1002 more religious schools opened in Turkey last year

According to a report released by Turkey’s Education Ministry, Islamization of Turkish education system has geared up during the educational year of 2017-2017.

While there were 3,110 İmam-Hatip schools in Turkey at the beginning of the school year in 2015, this number has increased to 4,112 as 1,002 new İmam-Hatip schools were opened. The total number of students in these schools has also increased to 1 million 155 thousand 932.

According to a report by BirGün daily, the Justice and Development Party (AKP) government’s primary investment in İmam-Hatip schools is also visible in data regarding ratios of students per class and teachers per students…

/The report has showed that Turkey’s Education Ministry has especially overlooked the elementary schools, which currently cannot be turned into İmam-Hatips. The number of public elementary schools decreased continuously throughout the terms of AKP governments, while private schools at this level increased.

Turkey’s Islamist and autocratic President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who is also an imam-hatip graduate, and his AKP have been trying to Islamize Turkish educational system in line of their political Islamist goals and so to increase the number of imam-hatip schools, which fell due to state policies following a postmodern coup on Feb. 28, 1997…

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