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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Chess in the National Curriculum of Kurdistan!

Hello chess blog friends, chess in the national curriculum of Kurdistan! Yes, that's what new agency BasNews - based in Erbil - has reported. The country's Education Ministry plans to add Chess to the national school curriculum. Initially the program will only be implemented in the Kurdish capital, Erbil, and then expand to the rest of the region. 

(File photo from Moscow children's tournament)The General Director of the Education Ministry, Burhan Abdullah Argoshi, told a local newspaper that the Khanzad Chess Club had officially requested that the Ministry of Education add Chess to the curriculum and it was accepted. “At first, Chess will only be added to some schools in Erbil, particularly those with high scores in maths, their students will be trained by the Khanzad Chess Club. If the program turns out to be a success, then it will be added to the curriculum in all schools in the Kurdistan Region,” said Argoshi.

Argoshi explained that the director of sports is leading the plan and making preparations for it. “Soon, Chess will be seen as a practical lesson in Erbil’s schools,” concluded Argoshi.

Do you know which other countries have chess in their national curriculum?

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