Even education discrimination in Iran, why gov. won't deal with it
Scores of students continued to be barred from higher education in reprisal for their peaceful activism, despite President Rouhani’s election promise to lift the ban.
Other religious minorities not recognized under the Constitution, such as Yaresan (Ahl-e Haq), also faced systematic discrimination, including in education and employment, and were persecuted for practising their faith.
Ethnic minorities, including Ahwazi Arabs, Azerbaijani Turks, Baluchis, Kurds and Turkmen, remained subject to entrenched discrimination, curtailing their access to education, employment, adequate housing and political office.
The Persian language remained the sole medium of instruction during primary and secondary education, contributing to higher drop-out rates in minority-populated areas.
One semi-official news agency ISNA, reported last month that in Baluchestan Province 1700 schools are made of portable materials and 987 of clay. Last December Haji Babaeia, a parliamentarian revealed that the annual budget share for education has reduced from 16% to 9%. He said Iran’s expenditure per student is on average 1/5th of a student in a developed country.
Moreover, there are many incidents of sexual harassments, which have recently resurfaced in some schools and taken away the hopes for a better future.