The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) urged the Taliban to preserve gains made in education in Afghanistan.
UNESCO said that the Taliban’s plan to segregate classes by gender will put education achievements at risk.
Mina, who is studying computer science at a private university, raised concerns over the changes. Mina told TOLOnews that many students are refusing to come to classes.
“Only five students were in our class today. There is no interest in studying," Mina told TOLOnews.
The statement by UNESCO reads that achievements made in education will be endangered if the mixed-education system is prohibited. The movement will have a negative effect on girls' education.
Meanwhile, several university teachers believe that the new plans of the Ministry of Higher Education will take time to be implemented.
University teacher Zuhair Mosadeq said: “We have had some achievements during the last 20 years. We are not able to delete some subjects and replace them with others in one or two months.”
Najibullah Wahedi, a teacher, said: “ Separating students by gender will decrease education opportunities for girls, as a result they (girls) will not continue their education.”
It comes as acting Minister of Higher Education Abdul Baqi Haqqani said on Sunday that the mixed classes conflict with Islamic and cultural values.