Under the order, which comes in the middle of the school year, any female Qatari teachers, as well as those working
Before the directive, boys’ schools allowed female teachers to work with students until the sixth grade, Gulf News reports.
The local community has long debated whether young boys should be taught by female teachers, for fear that they may start imitating their behavior or mannerisms.
Twitterمنع_النساء_بمدارس_البنين (the prohibition of women in boys’ schools).
Many appeared to support the decision, saying it was an “excellent step,” while others called it “shameful.”
Also on Twitter, the Supreme Education Council defended the move, saying it was “for the benefit of all” and telling one protesting male student that “Tomorrow, when you become a successful man, God willing, you will realize the extent of this decision’s importance, rest assured, dear student.”
(Source: Doha News)