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Syrian schools continue to struggle with Kurdish curriculum

School curriculum remains the prime concern of parents in Syrian Kurdistan areas under control of the autonomous administration.

Amid repeated school closings and reopenings in the Kurdish-led autonomous administration of north and east Syria (widely known as Rojava), the Kurdish language is now being taught in most parts of the Jazira region. However, going down that particular road was — and still is — complicated, to say the least.

In 2012, after the Kurdish Language Institute decided to teach Kurdish in schools across Jazira, the Ministry of Education affiliated with the Syrian regime shut those schools down. The Kurdish nationalist Democratic Union Party (PYD) then had the doors broken down to keep giving Kurdish lessons.

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