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No discrimination in Iranian education system

Tehran, The ranks of the Afghan students in the university entrance exam for master's degree prove that there is no discrimination between Iranian and non-Iranian students, said the head of Iran's National Organization of Educational Testing on Saturday.

'Seven Afghans ranked very high on the tests,' Ebrahim Khadaee said.

Khodaee added that one Afghan student ranked first, two ranked third, one came sixth, and two ranked between 50 and 60.

He also said that most of the mentioned students were born and schooled in Iran.

Based on Islamic teachings Iran has a supportive view on education, thus, practices no discrimination in the field. Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei issued a decree to register illegal afghan children and teenagers in Iranian state-run schools.

There are more than three million legal and illegal Afghan refugees living in Iran, of whom 430,000 go to school and about 25,000 to university.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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