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The Algerian Minister of Education, Nouria Ben Ghabrit, has raised a lot of controversy after her support for the decision to punish a student at the International School of Algiers in Paris, France, because of her links in the middle of the school yard.
"The school has done its duty only, which is to punish the student. The prayer is in its place, not the educational institutions," the minister quoted the minister as saying.
"The pupils go to educational institutions to learn. I think that these practices (prayer) are held at home, and the role of the school is teaching and learning only."
The statement, responding to journalists' questions, came during a visit to the Algerian state of Bordj Bou Arreridj on Monday.
The minister's statement raised a great controversy on the social sites in Algeria, where some considered that prayers are held in all places and not limited to houses only, while others supported the statement of Nuria Ben Gbrit, saying it is in the interests of pupils.
It is noteworthy that the controversy began when the director of Algeria International School in Paris, Nadia Massassi, the exclusion of a student because of the performance of prayer within the institution, before issuing a decision to prevent the performance of the five prayers inside.
The Ministry of Education in Algeria recently issued a decree prohibiting the opening of new prayer rooms within educational institutions, except with a license from the departments of the State Education Directorate, "on the grounds that they are not within the facilities of the educational institution."Keywords: [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]