The President Also Wants to Stop Forced Retirement of Professors Regarded as Un-Islamic
The Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad today unambiguously instructed his ministers of Science and Health to stop recent developments in gender segregation at universities and the forced retirements of university professors. Both trends had been justified as the “Islamization” of higher education, preventing the mingling of sexes in the classrooms and getting rid of “Un-Islamic” university professors.
The text of Ahmadinejad’s directive is as follows:
In the Name of God
Mr. Daneshjoo, the Esteemed Minister of Science, Research and Technology
Ms. Dasterjerdi, the Esteemed Minister of Health, Treatment and Medical Education
1. It is heard that the university professors are forced to retire without reason. It is necessary that you stop the process of forced retirements until the Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution passes the bylaws on retirement conditions for the members of the university faculties.
2. It is heard that some universities have segregated sexes in some departments and classrooms without considering the consequences.
It is vital to stop these shallow and unwise developments immediately.
Report back to me on your actions on these issues.
Anyone who has an objective grasp of Iranian internal political dynamics knew from the onset that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has an independengt nationalistic streak and is quite progressive in his outlook. From his first term he had been advancing gender inclusive policies like women spectators at soccer matches, females in cabinet and much relaxed social attitude etc.
Ahmadinejad will be remebered as quite a fiery politician not scared of taking on the Mullahs if needed. His legacy will also be a pluralistic democratization of Iranian hybrid political system with more defined presidential powers. His removal of subsidies also shows that he is not shying away from criticism of much need economic reforms. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has put Iran on the world map permanently, whether his critics and opponents like it or not.
go man go .. but with care !
Anyone who has an objective grasp of Iranian internal political dynamics knew from the onset that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has an independengt nationalistic streak and is quite progressive in his outlook.
Last year I told my dad, who was swept up by the Green movement none-sense in 2009, that Ahmadinejad will be one of the three Iranians that will be remembered for his contributions to the nation long after he has left the scene. The other two being Reza Shah (Kabir), and Dr Mossadegh.
btw, I am not a hizbollahi, an Islamist or anything like that. I am just impressed by Ahmadinejad.
It's also worth noting that the one thing that all three of them had in common was how much they were hated in Western capitals of their time.
As a South African I admire his leadership. I just wish that our present leadership had the balls to act with his single-minded indeoendence. Maybe then we would also be able to get out of the West's clutches.
go man go , bute be careful
Completely wrong analysis!
This is the evidence of a conflict between different fractions of the Iranian leadership. You all forgot that the minister of higher education is a member of the president's cabinet and would have not started this without his permission to begin with. Now that Ahmadinejad is under a lot of pressure, he wants to boost his nationalistic credentials and also score points with the upper middle class and women. His first admin. was the one responsible for firing a lot of experienced university teachers. He is a true populist.
girls&boys alone in classroom
what will they do ?
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