Majlis Approves Proposed Education Minister

Majlis Approves Proposed Education Minister
Majlis Approves Proposed Education Minister

Iran’s parliament approved on Sunday President Ebrahim Raeisi’s proposed new education minister Yousef Nouri after refusing to give a vote of confidence to his first two choices for the post.
In total, 268 votes were cast, 194 lawmakers were in favor, 57 voted against his nomination and 17 abstained, IRNA reported. 
The Ministry of Education was managed by a caretaker for the past four months. Raeisi introduced Nouri to Majlis for the post in a letter on November 17. 
Nouri in his remarks pointed to the ideals of the Islamic Revolution and spoke of his plans to strive for ideas espoused by the Founder of the Islamic Republic Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.
“It is necessary for the government and parliament to collaborate on securing financial resources… We need unity,” the official said. 
Nouri denounced the United Nation’s 2030 education plan and those who promoted its implementation. He noted, “Supporters of the 2030 education plan will have no place in the Education Ministry.”
The 2030 education plan became a major subject of contention in 2017 when the administration of President Hassan Rouhani agreed to its educational goals for the country. 
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei strongly opposed the move and backed a localized framework. 

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