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Taliban bans women from universities until they learn not to ‘go against Islam’


The Taliban has banned females from universities and higher education learning in Afghanistan. Minister Nida Mohammad Nadim opuses female education entirely and has pledged to eliminate secular schooling.

Nadim, former provincial governor, police chief and military commander, was appointed minister in October by the supreme Taliban leader. Nadim blamed women: “We told girls to have proper hijab but they didn’t and they wore dresses like they are going to a wedding ceremony” he said.

“Girls were studying agriculture and engineering, but this didn’t match Afghan culture. Girls should learn, but not in areas that go against Islam and Afghan honor” he continued, alleging that schools could possibly reopen for women when the issues are “resolved.”

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