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Religious schools to keep names

Luke Rawalai
Sunday, December 01, 2013

SCHOOLS with religious names can keep their former labels because they do not create an impression of ethnic exclusiveness .

Speaking at the Ahmadiyya Muslim Secondary School prize-giving ceremony in Voloca, Dreketi, Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said schools with ethnic names were not fully inclusive of other races.

He said schools with ethnic names often connoted some sort of exclusivity.

"Schools named along ethnic lines are usually exclusive compared to schools named along religious lines which do not foster any sort of exclusivity," he said.

"Take for instance this school (Ahmadiyya Muslim Secondary School) — it does not limit students because of their religion, in fact it takes all races and children of different religious backgrounds.

"All religious schools around the country embrace all races and people of different faith as harmony and love is the basis of all religions."

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum encouraged students to strive for success and not to think of themselves as anything less than bigger schools given their small roll and location.

He assured the people of Dreketi that the Education Ministry would give the same level of funding to all schools next year.





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