He Ministry of Education of Iran has announced on Monday that will expel from educational centers all those who do not comply with the Islamic dress codefocusing on the use of the hijab, as well as on the “culture of chastity”among the students.
Tehran points to the need to “familiarize” and “institutionalize” the use of hijab and this “culture of chastity”, for which reason it has placed in the hands of educational centers the task of internalizing these two concepts among students, according to the Education statement collected by the news agency More.
“Having a broader vision of cultural components and ways to institutionalize them, including the issue of hijab and chastity, is one of the most important challenges in the intellectual and cultural system,” the text says.
Education has established a series of obligatory norms in the centers, asking those responsible for them and the teachers to collaborate, not only in the dissemination of these ideas about the hijab and chastity as fundamental values of Iranian society, but also to monitor compliance.
the teaching of sharia -Islamic law- on chastity and the hijab, promotes “positive speech” and “beautiful thinking” about its use. Explain the “Iranian Islamic way of life” or familiarize students with “destructive programs” and the Western “conspiracies” are some of the rules that Tehran has set for educational centers.
The new imposition of the Iranian authorities is in response to the protests that broke out in September 2022in which thousands of people demonstrated to challenge the strict clothing regulations imposed by the ayatollahs, after the young woman Mahsa Amini died in police stations after being arrested for allegedly wearing the veil incorrectly.
The dress code for women has become the source of intense debate within Iranian society, where the most traditional sectors have threatened to take action if the government did not put a stop to an alleged relaxation of the rules, especially in the big cities.
In parallel to the publication of this statement, the Minister of Education, Yousef Noorihas submitted his resignation, being accepted by the Iranian president, Ebrahim Raisi, although it is related to the late payment of salaries, just over two weeks before the Persian New Year.
Raisi has appointed the dean of Farhangian University, Reza Moradsahraei, as the new head of Education, while he has asked First Vice President Mohammad Mokher to investigate any possible irregularities following the delay in payments to teachers, reports the IRNA news agency. .
(With information from EP)
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