HRANA News Agency – The head of the statistics and ICT department of education ministry says “There are 141 thousand children between the ages 6 and 11 who are not attending schools in Iran.”
According to a report of Kaleme website, Yousef Nouri said “The intention of statistics is to extract the total number of the ones deprived of obligatory study rule in education ministry that supreme council of education ministry determine it.”
“According to this rule all of those in 6-11 years old age-range who are not going to school are of deprived of education and our statistics are to know how many students are not going to school in elementary stage”, He continued.
The head of the statistics and ICT department of education ministry mentioned that in January 2013 they released a report of deprived of education children that was 159 thousands and he says “The names of those who became literate were existed in education ministry database that were not in civil registration database, then after the corrections the number of deprived of education students announced as 141 thousand.”
Nouri said “Some of these students who not attending the classrooms are died or traveled abroad but their names are among deprived of education or some of them are the villagers’ children who are not sent to school by their family even-though completed 6 years old and mostly these children will be sent to school in middle or end of 7 years old.”
Fatemeh Ghorbanzade the vice of elementary education department in education ministry announced in November 2012 that the number of students deprived of education is only five thousand whereas Yousef Nouri the head of the statistics and ICT department of education ministry believes 141 thousand kids are deprived of education.