Iran is planning to treat the primary school students, who do not speak a regime sanctioned version of the Persian language vs their own dialect or even regional language, as “disabled”. The new program is said to be required by Supreme Leader Seyyed Ali Khamenei.
The country’s scholastic authorities have designed and submitted a new plan entitled Persian-language Quality Assurance, in order to test students enrolling in primary schools, in their Persian language abilities and fluency. According to the plan which has already been implemented in a number of schools, children who fail the Persian test at the time of registration will be considered and treated as students suffering from “blindness, Deafness or other disabilities.”
A large population of Iranians speak their own dialects of Persian including Kurds, Lors, Baluchis, etc. and Turks and Arabs who speak their own regional language as well as Persian. Since the appearance of the Khomeinist regime however, the peoples of these regions have been disputing Tehran’s officials in order to preserve and continue to speak their regional languages of dialects.