Ariana News Agency: UNESCO says gender segregation and the ban on male teachers to teach girls in Afghan universities has a profound negative impact on girls' education.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has stated that gender segregation and the ban on men teaching girls in Afghan universities has a profound negative impact on girls’ education and participation in higher education.
UNESCO added in its report that Afghanistan’s education system is in serious danger, and this risk has increased with the increase of IDPs and the deprivation of children of education.
The agency added that this situation will have a profound negative impact on Afghanistan’s sustainable development in the coming years.
According to the organization, the lack of female teachers, severe restrictions on teachers’ salaries, and cuts in international aid could have immediate and serious consequences for continuing education in Afghanistan.
Abdul Baqi Haqqani, acting head of the Taliban government’s Ministry of Higher Education, called the mixed education of boys and girls against Islam and national values and said the process would end soon.