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Iran to accept more Afghan women at Tehran University


Kabul: Iran plans to accept more female students from Afghanistan following the Taliban’s refusal to allow women and girls to study in the country.

The official Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported on Tuesday that Iran has increased the university’s budget fivefold for scholarships for Afghan students.

There are currently 470 Afghan students studying at the University of Tehran, about 25 per cent of whom are women. A university official said that more than half of these students have scholarships. The official added that the budget increase will enable Iran to support more Afghan students, especially women.

Following the Taliban’s closure of universities for Afghan female students, Iran announced that it was ready to provide special facilities for female Afghan students.

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