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The Avicenna college in Nice targeted by the minister: why the Muslim establishment could close

The Minister of National Education announced Monday, in Les 4 Vérit&eac;s de T&eac;l&eac;matin, his intention to close the establishment. Nicole Belloubet denounces a problem of "opaque financing" contrary &agrav; the law.

After the Averroès high school located in &agrav; Lille, another Muslim school, is in the government’s sights. Invited this Monday, February 26 in the morning to the set of 4 Vérités&nbsp ;from Télématin, on France 2, the new Minister of National Education, Nicole Belloubet, expressed her desire to close the Avicenna college, based in &agrav; Nice. Opened in 2015, this establishment is, according to the minister, not very clear about its sources of financing, which is “the contrary” ;agrave; the law of 2021, the antiéparatism law". Nicole Belloubet even denounced "opaque financing". The Minister of National Education affirmed that that'"à On several occasions, the establishment had been attacked. contact in writing, but that "the responses were not satisfactory". 

What about the students currently educated in this establishment ? Let them rest assured, they will be able to return to course à the end of the winter holidays. "We will announce the closure with a delayed implementation [à September] to be able to take care of the students, said Monday morning Nicole Belloubet. In the event thatù the establishment would close definitively, because for the moment nothing says that there will be no recourse to prevent closing, the hundred students of the Avicenna college, divided into four classes ranging from 6th grade to ;agrave; the 3rd, will be relocated elsewhere. 

À On the occasion of a press conference organized Monday morning, the rector of the Nice Academy, Natacha Chicot, underlined that the problem was indeed “legality”. funding", and not the teaching provided there' who is implicated. And to insist: "À At this stage, there has never been an alert about the phenomena of recruitment or radicalization."

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116