The list released by the FARS news service excludes individuals with a broad range of ailments but also prohibits people from teaching according to their physical appearance.
The Ministry of Education prohibits people with burn marks severe acne , unsightly moles and those with over 20 teeth. Individuals and women with facial hair also don’t qualify.
A part of this record is dedicated to ‘women’s diseases’ and specifies infertility and premature or late epidemic one of the problematic issues for educators.
FARS mentioned that the constraints imply prospective candidates need to spend carrying tests. It included that bladder or kidney operation, for instance, doesn’t affect a person’s ability to teach.
Following some backlash on media, a special assistant to President Hassan Rouhani stated the issue would be investigated.
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A spokesman for the instruction section later advised Tehran-based Etemad that steps specifically targeting women would be removed and the remainder of the record reviewed.
It noted that such restrictions had been widely criticized and it had been apparent they provided an unnecessary obstacle for the recruitment of female teachers.
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Esfandiar Chabband, head to the Center for Human Resources and Information Technology Planning and Information Technology (MoH), ” said the style sheet was executed in previous years because a hiring barrier.
“They’ve told me that no-one has ever been prohibited from work on this foundation,” that he said.
Iranian journalist Omid Memarian pointed out that celebrated physicist Stephen Hawking would have been unsuccessful in an gaining a teaching task in Iran under the constraints.
Meanwhile journalist Sara Omatali called the steps a “authoritative breach of fundamental human rights.”
Iran’s schooling department sparked outrage online following it publishing a list of needs for teachers banning ‘awful’ people from entering the profession.