Iran: Girl children deprived of education in north Khorasan

“Girls are the greater sector of those who are deprived of education in this province, due to early marriage and other cultural issues,” said deputy head of the Education Department of North Khorasan Province, Abbas Saeidi.

According to the Education Ministry’s statistics, more than 2000 people in North Khorasan were deprived of education last year, he added.

(The state-run ISNA news agency – December 10, 2016)