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Iran: Militarization of the Country’s Education


After months of contention about the position of the minister of education, the Iranian regime’s president Ebrahim Raisi finally introduced a Revolutionary Guards officer called Yousef Nouri as the new education minister and with him completed his gunslinger cabinet, and he finally received the vote of confidence from the regime’s parliament.

The Raisi government that has been introduced by the regime’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei as the young Hezbollahi government, and now it has become clear that the purpose of such a government is nothing other than the repression of the people that we have seen in the recent protests. Meanwhile, the regime’s agents last week shot freely the people with pellet guns used usually for hunting birds.

The truth is that the academic education of this person has nothing to do with his new post. The degree they have obtained for him, namely a doctorate in tourism management from Allameh Tabatabai University, has nothing to do with the responsibility of the country’s education department, but this is nothing new in this regime because the country’s and people’s development are not the primary interest of the regime.

Dissidents say the authorities have added other titles to him, to make him a little more acceptable and tolerable. Like the “Management of NGOs and charities of the Tehran Beheshti University of Medical Sciences and Health Services.” What has a charity to do with the country’s education is another question that is exciting someone’s wonder.

In addition to these, a handful of other mouth-filling titles have been also added to him, including: Member of the Electronic Content Commission of the Supreme Council of Cyberspace, which, of course, is exactly in line with the repressive nature of this IRGC officer.

For many years, Nouri has also been one of the directors of the IRGC’s looting and plundering foundations known as the Khatam al-Anbiya camp and the Foundation of Martyrs and Veterans Affairs, and the representative of the Khatam camp in the government and the regime’s parliament.

The parliament’s vote of confidence for this person was also a calculated act precisely, as the representative of Nishapur in a parliament session said: “The parliament has decided to vote for you.”

In the parliament, this new minister said something that revealed his inhuman and dangerous nature for the future of the country which are its children: “We must turn education into Qasem Soleimani Educational School and educate supreme leader loyal students.”

He added: “The Higher Education Council, “acted completely passively against the influence of the 2030 document (The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development). The leaders of the 2030 educational document in Iran, who are very few, should know that they will have no place in education.”

The UN’s 2030 agenda with 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 targets is speaking about the people’s and world development in a peaceful and free atmosphere, something that is in contradiction with the nature of this ‘Pasdar’ (IRGC officer) and his regime. Khamenei opposed the document in 2019, and Raisi in September this year repealed it forever.

Naturally, such a combination of people for the cabinet was not unexpected, because of its miserable situation especially after the November 2019 protests. A combination of mass killers, corrupt officials, and thieves.

Thirteen Revolutionary Guards ministers and at least nine Revolutionary Guards governors make up the collection, which even made headlines in the government newspapers, that the interior minister has appointed the governors from the Revolutionary Guards because of their military and security experience (read repression) to control the provinces and protests.

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