The head of the Kurdistan board of education says the Kurdish language will be incorporated into middle school text books for the next academic year.

Mother ongue is every human's right.

Mother ongue is every human’s right.

ISNA reports that Rashid Gorbani told a press conference on Tuesday August 17 that one third of literature and language texts for middle school will be dedicated to Kurdish.

He added that the material is currently being prepared for incorporation into the texts.

President Hassan Rohani announced during his last trip to Kurdistan that in September, universities in Kurdistan would offer Kurdish programs for degree levels.

Rohani was very vocal about strengthening minority rights during his election campaign.