[PROVISIONAL TRANSLATION FROM Persian]

 

[Translator’s notes appear in square brackets.]

[Personal information has been redacted.]

[The excerpt below is from the section of the article that pertains to the Baha’i Faith]

 

[Adopted from website:] Shia News Agency

[Date:] 18 Ordibehesht 1387 [7 May 2008]

 

Promoting Baha’ism in Private Schools

Authorities should be careful in handing over preschool centres to private sector investors.

An official of the Ministry of Education, referring to the improper performance of the private sector in the field of education, said, “Considering the problems that have been created, it is imperative that principals be careful in handing over the preschool centres to private sector investors.”

Referring to the inspections carried out, he said, “In some preschool centres, deviant beliefs such as the Baha’i culture, the beliefs of opposition groups and false mysticism are promoted.”

The official of the Ministry of Education also mentioned the number of failed students during one year as one twentieth, which leads to a financial loss of 380 billion tumans per year of education.

In this regard, it seems necessary to investigate some educational institutions and prevent the promotion of their hidden deviations.