Some schools in Eastern Azerbaijan province of Iran has started teaching the Azerbaijani language since today, the head of the education department of the province of East Azerbaijan Jafar Pashai said APA’s Tehran bureau reports.
“The decision has been made in Educational council of Eastern Azerbaijan province. The Azerbaijani language will be taught twice a week, totally 60 hours per academic year within the framework of the pilot project,” J. Pashai stressed.
He noted that the Azerbaijani language will be taught in IV and IX classes.
Stressing the importance of teaching the Azerbaijani language in secondary schools of East Azerbaijan Province, J. Pashai said that 15th article of the Iranian Constitution allows teaching local languages.
Content of lessons and academic hours will be defined by schools.
According to the information, schools and numbers of teachers have already been determined.