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Taliban prepares to segregate sexes in Afghan universities

Minister Haqqani said foreign squeeze on funds has damaged education

Afghanistan's Taliban government is instituting a new education system that will separate male and female students.    © Reuters

ISLAMABAD -- Defending the Taliban government's decision to end mixed-sex classes in Afghanistan, Abdul Baqi Haqqani, the minister for higher education, told Nikkei Asia that females will be allowed to resume their education after a new system to separate males and females is introduced.

The minister said that several committees have been set up to review administration, finance and other matters relating to education.

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