On August 19, 2014 and according Iranian-based website call as “khouznews”, Mohammad Taghi Zadeh, Ahwaz general director of Education, Admitted of illiteracy
rampant in Al-Ahwaz where there are 650 thousand illiterate in Al-Ahwaz.
He said that the statistics of Ministry of education of Ahwaz confirmed that there are approximately 650 thousands illiterate in Al-Ahwaz region.
He added that Ahwaz region suffers from severe shortage of 7500 well-qualified teachers and 1025 schools and buildings, which are the prime factors of education backwardness.
Interesting to note that Mr. Taghi Zadeh in his remarks said, “The tribal schools located in remote areas in Al-Ahwaz are poor due to less academic possibilities and therefore a large percentage of student to leave school in tribal places in Al-Ahwaz.”
This illiteracy rampant is a result of the policies of the Iranian regime in preventing Ahwazi Arab to study their “mother tongue”.
Despite the fact of statistics that Iranian regime was referring to be not viable for Accreditation, but at the same time such recognition by Iranian Ministers reflects the negligence of the Persian regime to the education in Al-Ahwaz.
According to report reached to Ahwazi Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) indicating that Ahwazi Arab students are suffering from severe physical and psychological damage.
Teachers beat Ahwazi Arab’s students or they faces study deprivation and humiliation, adding to their contempt by Persians teachers because of their ethnicity where such practices have led to a high rate of school dropouts and high level of illiteracy and ignorance to be spread out in the Ahwazi Arab ‘s community.
On the other hand an interview that “ACHR” has done with Ahwazi student who wished to remains anonymous said “ He faced ethnic discrimination and humiliation from his teachers where they refrain from helping him to learn subjects in classroom.
Student said “ for most of the time, teachers rather than helping me to ease learning the subject, they encourage me to leave the school.”
He added, “ In Al-Ahwaz about 35 precent of student in primary school and 50 percent in secondary school and 70 percent of student of high school are leaving school due to their family horrific financial situation.”
The Ahwazi Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) strictly condemn inhumane practices perpetrated by the Iranian government in Al-Ahwaz by preventing Ahwazi Arabs children and students to learn in Arabic language.
The “ACHR” declares its support of the right of the Ahwazi Arab people in learning the native language that is Arabic.