ISIS Opens Institutes to Prepare and Qualify Teachers in Raqqa

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]SIS concepts always come upside down, its sharia says: ignorance builds many headquarters, but knowledge destroys the houses of splendor and generosity. Policy of spread ignorance adopted by the group inside Raqqa have become clear since they controlled the city.

Where they began pursuing the students inside private institutes and schools, and the separation of males and females at all levels of education, then the closure of many institutes.

At the beginning of the current year, ISIS crushed the educational process, where they closed all schools and institutes under the pretext of the desire of changing curriculum, which is not commensurate with the group’s ideas, arguing that the curriculum is Nusairi, as if it has been written by Assad in his own handwriting.

In a subsequent step, the group prevented private lessons at home, knowing that the group forced teachers to fill out forms in special education branch, in order to be studied before the agree to give private lessons, as well as they prevented students from traveling to regime’s areas to attend the exams, and shredded the documents which prove that they aren’t required for military service, so the student cannot travel even if he escaped from the city.

In this context, the group announced for Islamic courses must be followed by teachers, and imposed sanctions on contraveners reached the application of apostasy sanction and confiscation their property.

Most teachers were forced to undergo these Islamic courses, where they present repentance. The teachers are afraid of ceasing their salaries from the regime after the this repentance, and become without any work, where some of them worked as a taxi driver, and others migrated to Turkey in search of livelihood. The latest findings of ISIS group is to open institutes for teachers, to rehabilitate them to be able to teach in their schools, which they claimed that it will be opened by the beginning of next school year, and that will teach their own curriculum, under the absence of scientific subjects, they are only planting the extremist thought of the group in the minds of students.

media activist from the city of Raqqa, student at the Faculty of Law at the University of the Euphrates. Director of the Media Office of Raqqa, founding member of "Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently", founding member of the documentary project of "Sound and Picture". I work in documenting violations committed by Assad's regime and ISIS group and extremist organizations inside the city of Raqqa, as I work in programming, design and visual media. I hold a certificate of coach in digital security, and a certificate of journalist coach, and a certificate in documenting violations against human rights, and a certificate in electronic advocacy. I underwent a training under the supervision of "Cyber-Arabs" in collaboration with the Institute for War and Peace "IWPR", about the management of electronic websites and leadership of advocacy campaigns, and a training of press photography under the supervision of the photojournalist "Peter Hove Olesen".