Holland: Need for more Muslim schools

A new research of Nijmeegs Institute shows that there is need for another 100 Muslim elementary schools in the Netherlands. This, despite the fact that a big percentage of existing schools are suffering from lack of students.

According to the researcher, Nico van Kessel, the issue here is that the schools should be located in the right place and that the school get enough time to grown.

The survey was conducted among 10,000 families. 30% of Turkish and Moroccan parents of kids up to 11 year old would rather send their kids to a Muslim school on condition that it will be in their neighborhood. Many Muslim schools nowadays are allocated buildings by the municipality in areas where such schools are not needed.

Source: Trouw (Dutch)

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