On Tuesday, the Taliban announced the ban on women getting an education in Afghan universities.
And the Associated Press said that the spokesman for the Ministry of Higher Education, Ziaullah Hashemi, shared on his Twitter account an official letter calling on public and private universities to ban education for women.
Hashemi said, “Women are prohibited from teaching in private and public universities in Afghanistan with immediate effect until further notice,” according to the letter.
The letter called on universities to “implement the ban as soon as possible and inform the ministry if it is implemented.”
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The agency said the decision was announced after a meeting of the Taliban’s interim government.
The university ban comes weeks after the girls took high school exams, despite being prevented from attending classes, since the Taliban took power in Afghanistan in August 2021.