The staff and parents at three Muslim schools in Amsterdam, part of the Foundation of Islamic Schools in Amsterdam (Siba) network, have asked the Dutch Education Minister for help in either dismissing the school boards or otherwise stopping their subsidies. They are complaining about the lacking quality of education, with unqualified teachers often teaching classes and jobs being given by nepotism.
Siba was involved in a scandal last year when the foundation's president was held on suspicion of embezzeling half a milion euro of school subsidies.
There are 30 Muslim schools in the Netherlands. In Amsterdam there are 6 schools with around 2200 students.