At women Sara forbidden to attend mixed classes in university public and private in the province of Herat, in the’Afghanistan western, where the Italian soldiers were deployed until June. This is what the before “fatwa” emanating from Taliban since the return to power in the area, as reported by the local news agency Khaama.
The order came from some officials Taliban after a encounter of three hours with the representatives of university teachers, universities and holders of private academic institutions from Herat. At the end of the meeting, the exponents of the so-called “Koranic students” stated that there is no justification for continuing with the mixed classes and ordered a ban.
According to mullah Farid, Head of Higher Education forIslamic Emirate ofAfghanistan, which represented i Taliban at the meeting which took place yesterday in the province of Herat, it is necessary to end the system from mixed classes between men And women because this constitutes “the root of all the evils of society”.
Like “only possible alternative“To the current system in force in the universities of the western province of Afghanistan, Farid proposed the creation of separate classes for women where they can only teach female teachers o professors “virtuous old men“. The measure will concern about 40 thousand students members and two thousand teachers serving at universities and private and public academic institutions in the Afghan province.
To this day, even under the government supported by the West, in Afghanistan there was a mixed didactic system with separate classes for boys and girls in the schools And classrooms mixed in university and in public and private academic institutions. The decision of the Taliban – for now only concerning the province of Herat but that could be extended to other areas of the country – it risks restrict the right to higher education for women afghan.
The reason is economic. According to the local news agency Khaama in fact, the representatives of the university professors of the province have denounced that, since private institutions cannot afford separate classes due to the limited number of girls enrolled, thousands of women may no longer have access to higher education in the area of Herat.