Uzbekistan lifts faculty headband ban to spice up attendance

Uzbekistan will enable ladies to put on headscarves in colleges in a bid to make sure religious Muslim households ship their daughters to high school, the Central Asian nation’s training ministry stated.

Islam is the dominant faith in Uzbekistan, however the authoritarian authorities is staunchly secular and has retained tight management over the religion within the three a long time of independence from the Soviet Union.

Schooling minister Sherzod Shermatov stated on Saturday the authorities “intend to permit nationwide headscarves and skullcaps in white or mild colors” in colleges after “the appeals of many mother and father”.

He stated the transfer was needed to make sure each little one received a secular training.

Prototypes of the permitted headscarves offered by Shermatov recommended ladies of college age wouldn’t be capable to cowl their chin as is the case with the hijab — a head protecting fashionable all through the Muslim world.

Shermatov didn’t specify what age class the measures would have an effect on.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has relaxed some controls on state-sanctioned faith since coming to energy within the nation in 2016 after the loss of life of long-ruling autocrat Islam Karimov.

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