Iran’s Ministry of Education has sparked a new controversy by imposing new terms and conditions on the people who want to enter the field of teaching and education. According to media reports, the Ministry has announced these terms and conditions to attract new teachers particularly from Farhangian University and Shahid Rajaee University.
The shocking part of the announcement by the administration of Iran is that it prohibits people with certain types of ailments and appearances from becoming teachers in the country.
Iran’s Ministry of Education issues a list of terms and conditions for aspirants of teaching. Representational Image Wikipedia
As per the new manual, females with infertility can’t be teachers in Iran ISNA/ RFERL
The entire manual of appearance and health specifications that bars people to work as teachers in Iran was published by the news agency Fars News. The list is divided into 18 sections which are further sub-divided into points.
It is understandable to restrict people with serious ailments or contagious diseases from teaching but putting a ban on people with certain types of appearance or health issues such as infertility or moles makes no sense.
The rules are largely being attacked on the social media and otherwise. It is really unfortunate to see a country judging its teachers based on health and appearance, which might actually not be an impediment in their teaching at all. It is even more appalling to see this happen in the 21st century when the entire world talks of modernization and broad-mindedness!