Saudi says no music lessons at schools

Saudi Arabia denied local press reports that it is planning to introduce music lessons to its schools, saying the government has no intention to take such a step.

The Ministry of Education said it had not considered any plans to include music in the curricula at all class levels in the Gulf Kingdom public and private schools.

“The reports in some local newspapers and websites that the government is planning to introduce music lessons to schools are baseless and incorrect,” the Ministry’s spokesman Mohammed Al Dakheeni said, quoted by Aleqtisadia newspaper.

He said Saudi Arabia, one of the most conservative Moslem nations, intends to expand summer activities for students, including more folklore and stage functions, but has no plans to include music and songs in its school syllabuses.


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