Sayyid Ammar Al Hakim, head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq, called for protecting the educational institutions from corruption and bribery, clarifying that this mission is one of the priorities for building a strong education system for the Iraqis. His eminence called upon the public inspector at the ministry of education to take the necessary action as a response to the information circulated in the social media regarding the leakage of questions of the final secondary cycle exams and to follow up on the issue. He expressed his hope that these news would turn out to be inaccurate, because it is very dangerous when corruption reaches the institutions that look after the future of the youth and of the nation as this epidemic will have a future influence on the building of the state and of the Iraqi society in general.
This came during the seventh night of Ramadan held at his eminence’s office in Baghdad, on Saturday, 27/6/2015.
His eminence stressed the need to keep the exam questions secret and prevent any leakage to outside the exam rooms, and to take the appropriate measures for this purpose, in order to reassure our youth and not make them feel disadvantaged as this can lead the students to feel despair and injustice.
Moreover, his eminence asked the ministry of electricity to supply additional power hours for the students of the secondary cycle as they sit for the national examinations in order to relieve their suffering in the hot summer and the holy month of Ramadan. He also called on the students’ parents to ensure a calm environment for their sons to help them get ready for the exams and score high results. He finally affirmed that students in Ramadan are having two rewards, one being by fasting and the second by studying for exams in such hot weather.