Iran is set to Islamise humanities studies in universities after supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei charged that Western teachings make students question religion, state news agency IRNA reported on Sunday.
“The Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies was tasked by the Supreme Cultural Revolution Council to revise the human sciences curriculum,” the agency said.
“In our country a large part of the syllabus… is not in line with our Iranian-Islamic culture. This calls for a revision,” it quoted institute head Hamid Reza Ayatollahi as saying.
He said the body would revise the syllabus “based on the supreme leader’s recommendations.”