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Taliban Ministry of Education to change curriculum as per Sharia laws

"Each subject that is against Islamic laws will be removed," acting Minister of Higher Education Shaikh Abdul Baqi Haqqani said as quoted by the TOLO news agency on Monday.

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Kabul, First Published Sep 13, 2021, 6:37 PM IST
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In a bid to implement a hardline Islamic curriculum in Afghanistan, the Taliban Ministry of Higher Education announced that it will remove subjects considered as running counter to the Islam's Sharia law from the curriculum of Afghanistan's universities.

"Each subject that is against Islamic laws will be removed," acting Minister of Higher Education Shaikh Abdul Baqi Haqqani said as quoted by the TOLO news agency on Monday.

Furthermore, students of both genders will no longer be allowed to study alongside one another as Haqqani mentioned that mixed classes between girls and boys are not acceptable and some changes will be brought to the curriculum.

The ministry also promised to launch a special program which will allow students to study abroad in the future.

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A week ago, private universities and other higher education institutions were reopened but the classes were divided by gender.

Earlier, Taliban's leader, Hibatullah Akhundzada had said that "in the future, all issues of governance and life in Afghanistan will be governed by the laws of Holy Sharia."

Meantime, university students have even raised questions about the current state of education in Afghanistan

Abdul Rahim, a university student said that he is worried about his future, teachers and students are not present in the university, reported TOLOnews.

Taliban also announced that they will launch a program to send students abroad to pursue higher education.

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