A special aide and assistant to Iranian president for citizenship rights, Shahindokht Mollaverdi, has emphasized the key role played by the ministry of education in promoting the culture of citizen's rights within society.

Iran Press/Iran News: In an exclusive interview with Iran Press on Saturday, Shahindokht Mollaverdi talked of the importance and significance of a cooperation agreement signed by herself and the minister of education.

Mollaverdi said that schools play a vital role in teaching citizenship rights to children and youngsters.

Asked about the cooperation agreement she said: "This is the first cooperation agreement signed by special assistant to Iranian president Hassan Rouhani and the ministry of education. The ministry of education plays a key role in institutionalizing citizens rights, and promoting the culture of citizens rights, and educating children to become tomorrow's good citizens."

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Mollaverdi added: "The cooperation agreement sets out the overall framework for a citizens charter, we have also discussed the setting up of a follow-up committee, which will be led by both the Special Assistant to the President and an adviser to the minister on citizenship rights." 

"The follow-up committee will pursue a number of initiatives, among them teaching of citizenship rights in all schools throughout Iran. This will benefit the country as a whole," Mollaverdi noted.

"One of the most important aspects of executive charter of citizen's rights is to transfer the concepts, ideas, and principles of citizenship rights to school pupils, students and young people," 

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Nov 10, 2018 15:30 Asia/Tehran
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