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Taliban add extra obligatory faith courses to Afghan universities

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The variety of obligatory spiritual courses will improve from one to 3 per week in Afghan authorities universities

The variety of obligatory spiritual courses will improve from one to 3 per week in Afghan authorities universities

Afghan college college students should attend extra obligatory Islamic research courses, training officers mentioned on Tuesday whereas giving little signal that secondary faculties for women would reopen.

Many conservative Afghan clerics within the hardline Islamist Taliban, which swept again into energy a yr in the past, are sceptical of recent training.

“We’re including 5 extra spiritual topics to the prevailing eight,” mentioned Abdul Baqi Haqqani, Minister for Greater Training, together with Islamic historical past, politics and governance.

The variety of obligatory spiritual courses will improve from one to 3 per week in authorities universities.

He advised a information convention that the Taliban wouldn’t order any topics to be dropped from the present curriculum.

Topics discontinued

Nevertheless, some universities have altered research on music and sculpture — extremely delicate points underneath the Taliban’s harsh interpretation of sharia legislation — whereas an exodus of Afghanistan’s educated elite, together with professors, has seen many topics discontinued.

Officers have for months insisted that faculties will reopen for women, swaying between technical and monetary points as causes for the continued closures.

Abdulkhaliq Sadiq, a senior official on the Training Ministry, on Tuesday mentioned households in rural areas have been nonetheless not satisfied of the necessity to ship ladies to secondary faculty.

Below the Taliban’s final regime between 1996 and 2001, each main and secondary faculties for women by no means reopened.

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“We are attempting to give you a sound coverage in coordination with our leaders… in order that these in rural areas are additionally satisfied,” he mentioned.

Restrictions on women and girls

Since seizing energy on August 15 final yr, the Taliban have imposed harsh restrictions on women and girls to adjust to their austere imaginative and prescient of Islam — successfully squeezing them out of public life.

Though younger ladies are nonetheless permitted to attend college, many have dropped out due to the fee or as a result of their households are afraid for them to be out in public in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan.

In the meantime, and not using a secondary faculty certificates, teenage ladies will be unable to sit down future college entrance exams.

The worldwide neighborhood has made the proper to training a key situation for formally recognising the Taliban authorities.

Regardless of being in energy for a yr, no nation has thus far recognised the federal government.

By- The Hindu

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