Delegation of Olaf Taw Association for Syriac Language visits schools in Nohadra, Iraq

NOHADRA, Iraq — During their tour to the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI), the delegation of the Olaf Taw Association for Syriac Language from North and East Syria, accompanied by Director of Syriac Education in Nohadra (Duhok) Moayad Oraha and Administrative Supervisor Emmanuel Talia in Nohadra, visited Syriac schools in the city.

The delegation was briefed on the situation of education in primary, preparatory, and secondary schools that teach the entire curriculum in the Syriac language.

According to a Facebook post by the Olaf Taw Association, the student’s love and acceptance of studying in the Syriac language was clear and there was no difference between them and students from other ethnic groups in terms of educational level, information, and teaching methods.

They also discussed the situation of schools, which still teach the Syriac curriculum of the central government for only two hours a week and treat it as only a ritual language, especially in the Nineveh Plains areas.

The members of the Syriac Education Directorate stressed the need to seize the opportunity in Syria to support and develop learning in the Syriac mother tongue.