Education Minister

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  • ‘Playing to learn’ scheme piloted in elementary schools 2019-02-17 09:28

    ‘Playing to learn’ scheme piloted in elementary schools

    TEHRAN – A plan dubbed “playing to learn” aiming at using educational games toward deeper learning was implemented for first time in elementary schools across the capital, with the Education Minister in attendance, Fars reported on Saturday.

  • Education Ministry elaborates on elimination of university entrance exam  2019-01-11 21:31

    Education Ministry elaborates on elimination of university entrance exam 

    TEHRAN— On January 2, Education Minister Mohammad Bat’haei bid farewell to Konkur, the university entrance exam being held annually for gaining admission to higher education, however, there are many questions left as to how students will be evaluated to gain admission to a specific university.  

  • Farwell to university entrance exam ‘Konkur’: minister 2019-01-04 21:40

    Farwell to university entrance exam ‘Konkur’: minister

    TEHRAN—In a recent tweet, the Iranian education minister has heralded the end to Konkur, Iran’s cut-throat university entrance exam. 

  • Education minister celebrates New Year with Christian students  2019-01-01 20:18

    Education minister celebrates New Year with Christian students 

    TEHRAN — Iranian Education Minister Mohammad Bat’haei celebrated the New Year with Christian students at Gouhar School in Tehran on Tuesday, Fars news agency reported on Tuesday. 

  • National festival of toys underway in Tehran 2018-11-17 22:20

    National festival of toys underway in Tehran

    TEHRAN — The fourth national festival of toys opened in Tehran on Saturday with over 80 manufacturers and toy companies in attendance, IRNN news agency reported.

  • 1,700 schools inaugurated nationwide 2018-10-02 21:30

    1,700 schools inaugurated nationwide

    TEHRAN – Some 1,700 new schools were simultaneously inaugurated nationwide in a ceremony which was held in a school in Tehran on Tuesday.

  • Iran's literacy rate up to 97% 2018-09-23 22:31

    Iran's literacy rate up to 97%

    TEHRAN — The rate of literacy among Iranians between 10-49 years has reached 96 percent and also the population aged 10-29 years is reported to have a literacy rate of over 97 percent, Education Minister Mohammad Bat’haei has said.

  • Blossoms festival: First graders celebrate school year  2018-09-23 00:16

    Blossoms festival: First graders celebrate school year

    TEHRAN – “Jashn-e Shokufeha”, literally meaning “blossoms festival”, was held on Saturday nationwide in elementary schools, which were host to many students who celebrated their first school year.

  • Enrollment rate in primary education increased to almost 100% in Iran: minister 2018-09-14 15:35

    Enrollment rate in primary education increased to almost 100% in Iran: minister

    TEHRAN — While in 1970s there enrollment rate of the boys and girls in primary education was 70 percent, currently it exceeds 98 percent, Education Minister said on Thursday.

  • People are snow tubing on the hills in Ardebil, northwest Iran, in February 2017 (Photo by Mohammad Zare/ IRNA) 2018-09-12 23:50

    Will at last students have winter break or not?

    TEHRAN — While Iran tourism chief Ali-Asghar Mounesan announced on Sunday that students can enjoy a 5-day winter break this school year (starting on September 23) officials at the supreme council of education and members of the parliament have voiced their disagreements.

  • 14.7 million students to attend schools this year, says minister 2018-09-08 00:40

    14.7 million students to attend schools

    TEHRAN — Iran’s Minster of Education has announced that some 14.7 million students will attend schools in the new school year starting on September 23, IRNA reported on Thursday.

  • A school boy in Tehran is wearing a face mask to protect himself against air pollution 2018-05-21 11:05

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    The challenge of setting a school start date

    TEHRAN — While the current school year is still underway and students are preparing themselves for final exams Education Ministry is dealing with a not very new issue: altering school calendar for the next school year.

  • Iran sees Russian language an option to end English monopoly 2018-04-21 19:46

    Iran sees Russian language an option to end English monopoly

    TEHRAN – Iran is considering Russian language as an option among other languages to be added to its educational curriculum, aiming to end the monopoly of English as the second language on schools, Tasnim quoted Education Minister Mohammad Bat'haei as saying on Friday.

  • University entrance exam 2018-03-04 20:59

    Final decision on Konkur to be made in 2 weeks

    TEHRAN — The Ministry of Education will reach a decision by the end of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20) on whether or not to eliminate the university entrance exam, also known as Konkur.

  • 370,000 foreign nationals to receive free schooling in Iran  2017-09-15 18:49

    370,000 foreign nationals to receive free schooling in Iran

    TEHRAN — Some 370,000 foreign students, mostly Afghan nationals, will receive free of charge schooling in Iran for the current school year of 2017-18.

  • نشست خبری محمدباقر نوبخت سخنگوی دولت 2016-10-19 09:26

    By Marjan Golpira

    Impending reshuffling in Rouhani cabinet 

    TEHRAN – While government spokesman Mohammad Baqer Nobakht on Tuesday refused to make comments on possible resignation of the culture minister, media outlets have said Ali Jannati will definitely step down. 

  • 2016-17 school year begins in Iran  2016-09-24 11:33

    2016-17 school year begins in Iran 

    The first day of 2016-17 school year was celebrated on Saturday with President Hassan Rouhani and Education Minister Ali-Asghar Fani in attendance in a girls’ high school in Tehran.