Education Restrictions on Afghans Eased

Education Restrictions on Afghans EasedEducation Restrictions on Afghans Eased

The limitation put on certain high school majors for foreign nationals living in Iran has been removed, according to an official at the Education Ministry’s Center for International Affairs and Overseas Schools.

Last year foreign students, most of whom were Afghan refugees, were banned from registering in some majors, such as accounting, state-run vocational high schools unless they could afford the high tuition fees.

The reason behind this decision was to give priority to Iranians to secure jobs related to the majors.

However, “since the beginning of the new fiscal in March, all the limitations have removed and foreign students domiciled in Iran can enroll in programs of their choosing,” Seyyed Ali Hosseini told ISNA.

At present 400,000 foreign students study in the country, mostly Afghans and live in southern Tehran as well as the provinces of North and South Khorasan, Kerman, and Sistan- Baluchestan.


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