Agency: The Taliban has said it will implement new dress code by dividing Afghanistan’s universities on the basis of gender.
Abdul Baki Haqqani, a minister in charge of higher education, said that although women were allowed to study, they were not allowed to study with men.
He also announced that the subjects taught to the students would be reviewed.
Between 1996 and 2001, during the Taliban regime, women and girls were banned from going to school and university in Afghanistan.
The Taliban has said it will not restrict women’s access to education and employment.
But as soon as he took power on August 15, she asked women other than public health workers to stay away from work until the security situation improved.
The Taliban’s policy on higher education was announced the day after the Taliban hoisted its flag at the Presidential Palace to signal the beginning of their rule.
The Taliban overthrew the elected government a month ago.
The latest policy signals a sweeping change in Afghanistan with the Taliban regime.
Earlier, female students did not have to follow dress code and men and women were allowed to study in the same classroom.
On recent changes, Haqqani said, “We have no problem ending the mixed education system. The people are Muslims and they will accept it. ‘
As universities do not have the resources to provide separate classes for men and women, some have indicated that the latest rules will deprive women of education.
But Haqqani said alternatives would be identified where there were enough female teachers and where they were not available.
“It all depends on the capacity of the universities,” he said. “Male teachers can be used to teach behind the scenes or technology can be used.”
With the announcement of the Taliban’s new rules, students will be taught separately in primary and secondary schools, according to the BBC.