The General Directorate of Syriac Study continues work in “Literacy in the Syriac Language” project

BAGHDAD – On Wednesday, Director-General of the Syriac Study Imad Salem Jajo visited the Director-General for Administrative and Financial Affairs in the Executive Authority for Literacy, Mohammed Jawad al-Moussawi, in Baghdad.

The importance of the Literacy Project, launched several years ago, was discussed. The General Directorate of Syriac Study has worked to implement its part of the project, related to the Syriac language. Jajo confirmed the Directorate’s constant endeavor to follow up on Literacy Centers of Syriac Language. “Several days ago, I visited the Saint Jacob of Sarugh (Mor Yahqub d-Sarugh) Literacy Center of the Syriac language in Baghdede, to inspect mid-term exams of the basic and supplementary stages,” Jajo stated.

Al-Moussawi commended the Syriac Directorate’s efforts in helping make the Literacy Project a success. Al-Moussawi also stressed his support and participation in the Syriac Directorate activities.

The General Directorate of Syriac Study worked to implement the “Literacy in the Syriac Language” project, which gave the Chaldean-Syriac-Assyrian people the opportunity to learn their mother tongue.

The Chaldean-Syriac-Assyrian people are officially recognized as Chaldeans-Assyrians in the Iraqi constitution. Their language is officially acknowledged as Syriac, which was the only thing Chaldeans-Syriacs-Assyrians could agree a upon in the 2005 constitution. The Syriac language is taught in schools in Ankawa, Baghdad, Nohadra (Dohuk), and the Nineveh Plains, where Chaldeans-Syriacs-Assyrians have a majority or large presence.