Rabat - Two new private Muslim schools will open in September in Nanterre, a commune in the Hauts-de-Seine in the western suburbs of Paris, France.
Rabat – Two new private Muslim schools will open in September in Nanterre, a commune in the Hauts-de-Seine in the western suburbs of Paris, France.
According to Le Parisien, the French Ministry of Education has granted approval for the implementation of these two private schools that will offer Arabic courses and optional classes on Islam.
The first school will be in a new building – still under construction- at 227 Boulevard Georges Clemenceau.
Named “Ibn Badis”, the educational institution comprises of a school and a mosque, financed by Association Orientation, an association established many years ago in Nanterre.
The school will begin the new school-year with eight classes of about 150 students in first grade level (CP) and secondary students (5th and 6th grades).
The second school,“Luqman”, which derives its name from the wise man Luqman for whom Surat Luqmanin the Qur’an was named, is located at 138 Pablo PicassoAvenue.
Luqman School, run by the Initiative for the Development of an Alternative Education Association (IDEAL), which has been promoting alternative education since 2014, will start to offer Arabic courses in addition to educational activities for children in the district,starting in September.
“The students will follow the national education program, supervised by teachers who have completed the course successfully,” said Kamel, head of IDEAL.
The above-referenced courses in both schools will be provided before or after the compulsory school attendance of 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Nanterre.The registration fees will amount to 2,000 Euros (about $2,202) per year without student food.
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