Baghdad The Administrative Undersecretary of the Ministry of Education, Falah Mahmoud Al-Qaisi, participated in the meeting of the Steering Committee for “Reducing Extremism”, which was held at Babel Hotel, to define a gender-based approach to reducing violent extremism through education.
Al-Qaisi said in his speech that: spreading peaceful coexistence among the components of society is the strongest response to terrorism and dark forces, which target the national fabric to tear it apart, by provoking ethnic and racial strife, noting that consensus on the foundations of good citizenship is the way to purify the country from the filth of ISIS, and to consolidate cohesion among Iraqis.
He added, that the project sponsored by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization “UNESCO” – the Iraq office – in this regard, requires a solidarity action that includes parents and teachers, as well, and not limited to students, since the targeting included all of them and affected them psychologically during the years of occupation, pointing out that the ministry worked with joint efforts to return the students to their classrooms by restoring hope to them, with confident steps in the future, in cooperation with the United Nations, and the home and educational families together.
The first session was attended by the Adviser in the Council of Advisers in the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, Dr. Tariq Al-Ani, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Canada to Iraq, Ulric Shannon, and the Head of Education in the UNESCO Office in Iraq, Santosh Katri, along with a number of officials in the Ministry of Education and general directorates.
Source: National Iraqi News Agency