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LJustice has determined. This Monday, February 12, the executive courtroom of Lille rejected in abstract proceedings the request of the Averroès highschool to droop the choice of the prefect of the North placing an finish to public subsidies from the beginning of the 2024 college 12 months, in accordance with a press launch from the courtroom. This choice comes a number of days after listening to the Averroès affiliation defend its case, on January 24.

“There is no reason to maintain the association contract linking the Averroès high school to the State until the decision to terminate this contract […] be examined by the trial judges,” the courtroom mentioned in a press launch.

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The Averroès highschool, with its roughly 400 college students below contract, had, till not too long ago, an excellent status. It is considered one of solely two personal Muslim excessive faculties below contract in France (with the Al Kindi highschool, close to Lyon). But additionally, in accordance with the outcomes obtained within the baccalaureate, probably the greatest in the complete Hauts-de-France area.

Lack of transparency

But it was final November that his destiny turned darker. On the twenty seventh, an advisory fee declared itself in favor of terminating the affiliation contract with the State, responding to a request from the prefect of the North on the time, Georges-François Leclerc. This contract allowed academics on the institution to be paid by National Education, and extracurricular employees to be paid by the area.

Averroès lacked transparency on a number of key factors needed to acquire such a contract. Starting with its sources of financing. After repeatedly repeating that it obtained no earnings from overseas, the Muslim college group was pressured to confess a donation of greater than 940,000 euros from Qatar Charity, permitting it to repay upfront the true property mortgage for the acquisition of its premises in Lille-Sud.

READ ALSO The unusual petition of help for the Averroès Muslim highschool in LilleRevealed in 2019 by the investigation Qatar Papers journalists Christian Chesnot and Georges Malbrunot, this financing occurred “as part of a proselytizing program”, known as Al Ghaith, “aimed at rooting political Islam within the Muslim communities of Europe”, notes the Hauts-de prefecture -France, in a report.