Islamic Schools to be investigated
Interesting…let’s see what comes of an investigation ordered into a number of Islamic schools, as reported in brisbanetimes.com.au:
Islamic schools across the country will be investigated by the federal Department of Education after a string of sackings among senior staff members and principals, allegations of financial mismanagement and concerns over the delivery of the curriculum.
Education Minister Christopher Pyne said the department has commissioned an audit of all six schools to “get to the bottom of these matters”.
“I’m concerned with allegations reported in the media in relation to curriculum, gender segregation, senior staff movements and financial transactions,” he said. “We want to be confident that schools operate in the best interests of their students.”
The Australian also covers this story, adding that an Islamic school in Brisbane will face serious scrutiny:
The Islamic College of Brisbane will be reviewed after The Australian revealed it was the subject of a police complaint by a former principal alleging AFIC officials attempted to pull hundreds of thousands of dollars out of the school as well as create false loans also worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. AFIC has previously rejected these allegations.