Ban on women students to impact severely on higher education

From University World News: “Many private universities are likely to shut up shop as the overall number of students declines after the ban. Shocking the nation, the Taliban – in a widely condemned overnight move on 20 December – issued a decree banning women and girls from attending public and private universities in the country. … However, a Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen insisted in December that the ban was not permanent. Women’s admission to universities ‘has been postponed until a conducive environment is created for their education’, he said. Girls have been excluded from secondary schools since the Taliban came to power in August 2021.”

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