UK New AllGirl Muslim School Opened its Doors Encourages Academic Excellence

Taroudante- A new all-girl Muslim school opened its doors in the city of Coventry, West Midlands, England, encouraging students to aspire to high positions in the country by joining top universities, according to the local Coventry telegraph.For now, the school serves students in temporary buildings on Lincoln Street, Foleshill while permanent premises are still under construction.The school hosts 153 students so far.  All girls are aged 11 to 13 years, and the school aims to eventually host high school students up of to 18 years old. During her speech in the first assembly of the newly opened Eden Girls School, Asiyah Ravat, head of the school, encouraged students to aim for “best universities to become a lawyer or surgeon, or even running the country as Prime Minister.”In the same speech, (If you are referring to the “source” as the speech. If not, clarify the source), Mrs Ravat said: “We are aiming to be a non-selective grammar school. At the first assembly, we talked about aspirations.”“I said that standing in front of me might be a future British Prime Minister as well as future surgeons and lawyers.The new all-girl school has set certain strict rules that every pupil must respect.While the headscarf, mandated to be purple, is optional, the school does not allow students to wear trousers, and applying make up or wearing jewelry is strictly forbidden.The uniform is a navy blazer with purple piping, an ankle-length navy skirt, a white blouse, and bags must be black.All lessons will start and end with a special prayer.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed. read more

Army turns down Indian offer

The army spokesman said that the Sri Lankan authorities, whilst appreciating the offer, declined to accept it as it was observed that the HDMC was not in line with the initial purpose of sending the two officers for training in India.“Moreover, a higher course with an entirely different scope would neither benefit the officers nor the Sri Lankan Armed Forces in immediate future employment of these officers.  Hence, the Sri Lankan Government made a request to withdraw the two officers from DSSC course and accordingly they returned to the island this morning,” he said. The Higher Defence Management Course normally followed by senior officers in the rank of Colonel is a higher course in scope. The army says it had turned down an offer by India to train two Sri Lankan officers at another location as opposed to the Defence Services Staff Course (DSSC) in Wellington, Tamil Nadu.The two officers who were following the Defence Services Staff Course (DSSC) in Wellington, India returned to the island today (Tuesday) prematurely following stiff opposition in Tamil Nadu to the training given to them. However he reiterated that the withdrawal does not in any way hamper the growing relationship and training partnership between the Armed Forces of India and Sri Lanka.He said that the Indian Armed Forces are key partners in the professional career development of officers, soldiers, sailors and airmen of the Sri Lanka Armed Forces.  (Colombo Gazette) Army spokesman Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya said that due to some security concerns the Indian Government had offered to transfer the two officers from DSSC Wellington to the Higher Defence Management Course (HDMC) in the College of Defence Management, Secundrabad in Andhra Pradesh. read more