Iranian Minister backs gender segregation in universities
Radio Zamaneh via payvand
29-Nov-2009 (one comment)

Kamran Daneshjou, Iranian Minister of Science announced that "segregation of sexes" in the universities in accordance with "the Islamic worldview" will be put to practice in Iranian universities.

Mr. Daneshjou told ILNA that he supports establishing "exclusive" fields for men and women in universities and believes this would be a "positive and unproblematic" move.

He added that currently in Iran's Alzahra and Emam Sadegh Universities women and men are separately pursuing gender specific fields and this is a debate "which exists worldwide."

Numerous university courses in Iranian public universities are currently held in co-ed atmosphere. Alzahra and Masomeh are the only universities that are exclusively for women, and midwifery is the only field that is exclusively open to women.

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by yolanda on

 It is sad that IRI treats adults like high school kids! IRI is very insecure! I was wondering what are the benefits for having gender segregated universities.......the students will have better grades or something?

Delaram Banafsheh (Yolanda)

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