Afghan feminine college students not allowed to sit down college entrance examination

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Afghan feminine college students stroll close to Kabul College in Kabul, Afghanistan, December 21, 2022. REUTERS/Ali Khara

KABUL (Reuters) – The Taliban-run Ministry of Greater Training ordered personal universities in Afghanistan to not permit feminine college students to sit down college entrance exams subsequent month, underscoring its coverage to limit ladies from tertiary training.

A letter from the ministry was addressed to establishments in Afghanistan’s northern provinces, together with Kabul, the place exams are as a consequence of happen from the tip of February. The letter mentioned these establishments that didn’t observe the foundations would face authorized motion.

The Greater Training Ministry in December informed universities to not permit feminine college students “till additional discover”. Days later, the administration stopped most feminine NGO staff from working. Most women’ highschools have additionally been closed by authorities.

The restrictions on ladies’s work and training have drawn condemnation internationally. Western diplomats have signalled the Taliban would wish to alter course on its insurance policies in direction of ladies to have an opportunity of formal worldwide recognition and an easing of its financial isolation.

The nation is within the midst of an financial disaster, partly as a consequence of sanctions affecting its banking sector and a minimize in improvement funding, with help businesses warning tens of hundreds of thousands are in want of pressing help.

Nonetheless, a World Financial institution report this week additionally mentioned the Taliban administration, which has mentioned it’s focussed on extra financial self-sufficiency, had saved income assortment sturdy final yr and exports had lifted.

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