Said Reza Kazemi - THE EMERGENT TALEBAN-DEFINED UNIVERSITY: - Enforcing a top-down reorientation
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Said Reza Kazemi - THE EMERGENT TALEBAN-DEFINED UNIVERSITY: - Enforcing a top-down reorientation

4 August 2023

Summary

• The depth and breadth of the changes made by the Taleban’s higher education authorities – and their profound and wide-ranging repercussions – point to a rapid and radical process of Talebanisation, theocratisation and instrumentalisation of higher education in the service of rationalising and strengthening the second emirate. [...] Topics included the situation of public and private higher education institutions and the circumstances of female and male lecturers and students after the Taleban takeover; the experiences of reopening under the Taleban authorities; new rules introduced and implemented by the ministry; changes made by the ministry in personnel such as university leaders, lecturers and any new officials; perceived. [...] “After the end of the American occupation and the fall of Kabul to the Islamic Emirate,” he served in a post to coordinate mosque affairs for six months and was then “appointed based on a decree of the Amir ul-Muminin [Commander of the Faithful, that is, the Taleban supreme leader] as the deputy minister of higher education for finance and administration.” . [...] In this nezam, the sovereign is the Almighty and the amir [ruler] is the servant of the nezam,” said Mawlawi Nadim in a meeting with the religious scholars, the ulema, in Herat in December 2022. [...] The section on the political system in the revised curriculum discusses what it calls the theory of divine principle (da elahi asl nazariya), where the amir (ruler) 24 The full curriculum of seqafat-e islami covers the belief system (eteqadi nezam), talawat aw tajwid (recitation and reading of the Quran), the worship system (ebadati nezam), the sirat (the tradition of the Prophet Muhammad), the et.

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69
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Afghanistan

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