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Iraq wants to open schools in Sweden

Published söndag 29 april 2012 kl 10.43
Iraq plans to build schools to educate Iraqi children in Sweden through Arabic. Photo: Scanpix

The Iraqi ambassador to Sweden has written to the ministry of education requesting permission to open Iraqi funded schools here.

The schools would teach students aged 6 to 19 through Arabic and be mainly aimed at Sweden’s sizeable Iraqi population, although other Arabic speakers would be welcome to attend.

 “One day many Iraqis who live in Sweden will want to go back, and then they must speak Arabic in order to communicate and find a job,” said ambassador Hussain Al-Amer.

The ambassador added that there are about 250,000 people of Iraqi origin living in Sweden, many of whom came here fleeing the war in their country.

If the proposal if approved, the Iraqi authorities plan to open an elementary school in Stockholm, followed by more schools for older children in the capital and in Malmö and Gothenburg.

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