Friday, October 2, 2015

Cairo University bans teachers from wearing the face veil

Cairo University has decided to ban on Tuesday its academic staff from wearing face veils, also known as niqab, inside classrooms.
The controversial decision was made by Gaber Nassar, the chairman of the university, ahead of the start of the academic year next week.

“It is not allowed for the academic staff and their assistants in all faculties and institutions to teach in theoretical or practical classes or to attend laboratories or practical trainings while wearing the niqab,” the policy states.

Nassar says the decision was made for the sake of "general welfare" and is meant to "ease communication with students" and "advance the educational process".

The university’s decision was quickly criticised by several Islamic preachers...

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