A new decree issued by Iran’s Interior Ministry enables Afghan refugees in the country to get schooling for their children free of charge, Iranian media reported.
The Afghan families residing in Iran will no more have to pay any fee to sign up their children in Iranian schools, the Iranian Interior Ministry said.
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei issued an order last year stressing that all Afghan children, even children of the undocumented migrants living in the country illegally, have the right to register and study in the country’s schools.
Last year, Afghanistan’s Minister of Refugees and Repatriation Seyed Hussain Alemi Balkhi lauded Iran for providing Afghan children with the opportunity to receive education on Imam Khamenei’s orders.
According to reports, at least two million Afghan refugees are living in Iran.