Sources: Taliban Ban Female Lecturers and Staff Members from Universities

Credible sources report to Kabul Now that the Taliban have banned all female lecturers and staff members from universities until further notice.

A source talking to Kabul Now said that this order was communicated to universities’ female lecturers and staff members on Thursday, December 22.

In an official letter sent to state and private universities, Nada Mohammad Nadim, the Taliban acting Minister of the Ministry of Higher Education, has indefinitely banned higher education for female students. Higher education is “suspended” for female students until further notice, the letter reads.

This decision of the Taliban drew reactions inside and outside Afghanistan. In response to these reactions, Nada Mohammad Nadim defended his decision in a television interview and called women’s education a western phenomenon and promotion of revelry.

Following the Taliban’s ban on women’s university education, a number of lecturers at state and private universities have resigned from their posts to protest the Taliban’s cabinet decision.

In an official letter, the Taliban Ministry of Education ordered the closure of all educational centers and public and private schools for girls above sixth grade across the country.