15 May 2015

Islamic school allegations to be investigated

The federal education minister Christopher Pyne will investigate allegations of stricter Islamic practices being introduced at the Islamic College of South Australia.

Pyne will write to the state government and to the principal of the school in Adelaide to inquire into the allegations that sparked protests on Friday.

According to media reports, the school has scrapped the singing of the national anthem, banned the playing of the piano on the grounds it is evil and stopped boys and girls sharing corridors, among a range of new measures.

The school has also come under fire from parents over the removal of a number of principals in recent years.

About 100 people gathered outside the grounds on Friday holding placards calling for the removal of the college board. [The Guardian] Read more