|Member of the Swedish parliament for Gothenburg Municipality|
4 October 2010
7 May 1966 |
|Political party||Moderate Party|
Abdirizak Waberi (born 7 May 1966) is a Swedish Moderate Party politician. He is has been a member of the Swedish parliament since the 2010 election, representing the Gothenburg Municipality constituency.
Waberi was born in Somalia. Prior to entering politics, he worked as a principal at the Römosseskolan Islamic private elementary school in Gothenburg. The institution was criticized by the Swedish School Inspectorate (Skolinspektionen) for its unusual grading pattern, wherein all the ninth grade boys within the system graduated with full marks and were eligible to apply for college, while a lower 71% of girls graduated with full marks. This was in contrast to the gender ratio typically seen in other local schools, where the girls tended to outperform the boys.
In addition, Waberi serves as the chairman of several organizations, including the Islamic Association in Sweden, Muslim Political Forum and Islamic Schools of Sweden. He is also a member of the board of the Muslim Council of Sweden.
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