• publish: 13 September 2021
  • time: 10:57 am
  • category: Social
  • No: 18617

Afghan education ministry to modify curriculum

The Ministry of Higher Education announced on Sunday that some subjects which contrast with Islam’s Sharia will be dropped from the higher education curriculum.

It comes as private universities and other higher education institutions reopened about a week ago in which classes were divided by gender.

Acting Minister of Higher Education Shaikh Abdul Baqi Haqqani said on Sunday that mixed classes between girls and boys are not acceptable and some changes will be brought to the curriculum.

He said changes will be based on Islamic Sharia.

Abdul Baqi said at a press conference: “When the preparation ends, the date will be announced (date for opening government universities) and it will take less than a week.”

“Each subject that is against Islamic laws will be removed,” he said.

Meanwhile, university students have raised concerns over the current state of education in the country.

Abdul Rahim, a student, told TOLOnews: “ Teachers and students are not present. A small number of students are coming to the universities. We are worried about our future.”

“There is no interest. Neither students nor teachers come,” said Farshid, another student.

The ministry added that it will launch a program to send students abroad for higher education in the future.

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