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 stated these establishments that didn’t observe the principles 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 ladies’ 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 vary course on its insurance policies in direction of ladies to have an opportunity of formal worldwide recognition and an easing of its financial isolation.
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The nation is within the midst of an financial disaster, partly as a consequence of sanctions affecting its banking sector and a reduce in growth funding, with support companies warning tens of hundreds of thousands are in want of pressing support.
Nonetheless, a World Financial institution report this week additionally stated the Taliban administration, which has stated it’s focussed on extra financial self-sufficiency, had stored income assortment robust final 12 months and exports had lifted.
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