Iranian schools enroll Afghan students free of charge

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A new decree issued by Iran’s Interior Ministry will enable Afghan expatriates in the country to get schooling for their children free of charge.

Afghan families residing in Iran will no more have to pay any fee to sign up their children in Iranian schools, the Interior Ministry officials announced.

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei issued an order last year stressing that all Afghan children, even children of the undocumented migrants living in the country illegally, have the right to register and study in Iran’s schools.

Back in May 2015, Afghan Minister of Refugees and Repatriation Seyed Hussain Alemi Balkhi lauded Iran for providing Afghan children with the opportunity to receive education on Imam Khamenei’s orders.

In January 2016, Afghanistan’s Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah hailed the decision to give the Afghan children the opportunity to go to school in Iran as a “historic measure.”

“We are grateful”, he said, adding that Ayatollah Khamenei’s order has given some 50,000 Afghan students the opportunity to get education in Iran.

By Tasnim News Agency