Kabul: Female and male university students in Afghanistan are being separated by curtains in class after the Taliban seized power.The Taliban government has issued rules for the education of girls. Girls are not allowed to study with boys and Special dress for girls will be mandatory.
According to a AFP report, the Taliban's education authority also ordered that female students should only be taught by other women, but if that was not possible then "old men" of good character could fill in.
Abdul Bakhi Haqqani, who is in charge of education in the new cabinet, told the media about the education policy. Girls can resume their studies in postgraduate and postgraduate courses. But it is mandatory to wear a head covering. However, the education minister did not say whether the girls should cover their faces.
The decree applies to private colleges and universities, which have mushroomed since the Taliban's first rule ended in 2001. During that period, girls and women were mostly excluded from education because of rules regarding same-sex classrooms and the insistence they had to be accompanied by a male relative whenever they left the house.
There was no order for women to wear the all-enveloping burqa in the new regulations issued late Saturday, but the niqab effectively covers most of the face anyway, leaving just the eyes exposed. In recent years burqas and niqabs have largely vanished from the streets of Kabul, but are seen more frequently in smaller cities and towns.