Monday, June 11, 2012
A professor of Islamic religion at the Athénée Royal of Uccle was dismissed last Friday as he began to recite verses from the Koran instead of calling the ambulance when one of his students had a seizure in the playground, De Standaard and Het Nieuwsblad reported on Saturday.
Another dismissal was also decided on recently in the Athénée Royal of Anderlecht, where a professor of Islam declared he would take gay students to an imam to get them exorcised. Both schools involved are responsible to the Flemish education authorities. Verdyck Raymonda, managing director of Go!, the Flemish educational authority considers it necessary to open the debate on the issue. "The authorities and principals need to take a lead on quality monitoring, including with respect to matters of outlook," she says. The Flemish Education Minister, Pascal Smet (Socialist Party) has promised the arrival of more inspectors of Islamic religion as well as the establishment of academic teaching on Islamic religion for 2014.