Iran has banned ‘ugly’ teachers from the classroom, including those suffering from acne.
The country’s education department published a list detailing hundreds of illnesses and conditions that would disqualify people from teaching. Most of the conditions relate to a teachers’ appearances.
Reports said some students in the country have been complaining of lack of interactive teaching as the ugly teachers make teaching very boring.
FARS news agency published the list of proscribed ailments. Some of the ailments on the list include:
- Having a scar or a fungal infection
- Epidermal disorder or with dark and white spots or a burn
- Bow legged teachers
- Anyone who is cross-eyed
- Women who have facial hairs
- Teachers with fewer than 20 teeth
- Art teachers will be sacked if they report they are colour blind
- Infertile female teachers will be banned from the classroom.
- All teachers must be parents at least with one or two children.
- Bladder stones
The agency pointed out that prospective teachers spend more time undergoing medical tests than they do on training.
Social media users have attacked the rules, calling them discriminatory and a clear violation of human rights.
The ban will start at the beginning of September this year, according to the English calendar.