The Muslim Council of Britain, an umbrella body of UK Muslim organisations, recently demanded an independent probe into the ‘Trojan Horse’ affairs after around nine years. This is an explainer on what is the Trojan Horse Scandal and Why is it being called a hoax now?
An image to symbolise the scandal (Credit: Flickr)
The Trojan Horse scandal had a long-lasting impact in the UK. It has played a crucial role in shaping the counter-terror policy of the government which resulted in many people losing their careers, a particular community being targeted, and their children who were allegedly stigmatised.
The ‘Trojan Horse’ scandal
In November 2013, an anonymous letter describing a Muslim plot to Islamise schools in Birmingham appeared on the desk of the
Marcus Rashford has persuaded the government to invest a large amount of money into the Free School Meals (FSM) scheme.
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UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson called Manchester United footballer Marcus Rashford to donate more than £400m for low-income families from early Christmas.
So what is the FSM scheme exactly?
FSM is a deal for children to receive free school meal vouchers for out of term time. This is thought to help financially deprived households through these challenging times. As well as free meals, the vouchers also consist of health start, education and holiday clubs.
How will this affect hard-hit families due to Coronavirus?
Omar Farooq (29), a teacher of a school in North West London, told Westminster World how he fe
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Cutting tuition fees might not be a good idea for poorer students, the government’s new social mobility tsar has claimed.
Martina Milburn, the latest chair of the Social Mobility Commission, told The Observer: “Cutting fees will certainly help a certain sector. Whether it helps the right young people, I’m not convinced.”
“There’s also evidence that if you remove tuition fees altogether, there would be a certain number of young people from particular backgrounds who wouldn’t be able to go to university at all – but if you restore something like the education maintenance allowance or a version of it, I think you would widen participation. That’s a personal view.”
Last month a government proposal suggested that students in England should be offered 2-year fast track courses to c
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Bombs, starvation, fear of death, poverty and loss… These are only some of many ordeals that Syrians are fleeing from. With the fear of never seeing their homeland again, thousands are hitting the roads since the beginning of the on-going war. Some take days to arrive at a safer destination, some are fortunate enough for transportation whilst others like 5-year-old Aylan Kurdi, don’t make it at all. What do they want? Without a doubt they want safety and a better life, and the young, they want education, to rebuild a better Syria.
Ayham Alhalabi, 20, from Syria was studying his first year in medicine when he moved to Egypt with his two brothers and mother. His brother’s battle with l
Britain still has the highest rate of teenage pregnancy in Western Europe, despite a 25 per cent fall in the last decade. Reporters Indraja Gugle and Sonal Gupta speak to one young adult who had an unplanned pregnancy as a teenager and asked sexual healthcare provider, Marie Stopes International, why sex and relationship education is so important. Sub editor: Kait Borsay / Deeksha Sharma
Balancing their studies and extra-curricular activities, teenagers have to learn how to navigate the path between adolescence and adulthood. Amidst the competition with their peers and embarrassing parents, a baby bump is probably the last thing you’d want to add to the list.
In 2007, 42,000 young girls aged 15-17 conceived. By 2012, the number went down to 27,900, according to the latest figures b