IRAQ: Preparations underway for 10th Educational Conference of Syriac Study Curricula, 5th Syriac Language Education Course for primary students inaugurated in Baghdede

BAGHDEDE, Iraq — In an effort to promote and enhance the Syriac language, Imad Salem Jajo, the Director General of the Directorate of Syriac Study in Iraq, presided over a meeting on Sunday to plan for the upcoming 10th Educational Conference of Syriac Study Curricula. The meeting took place at the Directorate’s headquarters and was attended by members of the preparatory and scientific committees for the conference.

Discussions centered around the necessary arrangements for the conference, scheduled to be held on 12 September in Bashiqa, Nineveh Plains. The Directorate has opened submissions for research papers and working papers until 7 September, inviting participation in the conference.

Invitations were extended to educators, supervisors of the Syriac language and Christian religious education, as well as academics, researchers, and individuals with an interest in the subject.

In related news, the Mor Bulos Center of Church Services inaugurated the 5th Syriac Language Education Course for primary students in Baghdede on Tuesday morning. The course was launched by center director and course supervisor Father Stephanos al-Kateb with a recitation of the Lord’s prayer, followed by students being assigned to their respective classes.

Conducted in collaboration with the Mor Bulos Center, the course was organized by the Mor Afram Church Summer School and directed by Deacon Issam Mikha Yako. Professor Labib Hanna and 12 Syriac language instructors were also involved in coordinating the course.