Female students segregated in Afghan universities

In Afghanistan, female students at some universities have expressed concern about changes they face under the Taliban.

Schools across Afghanistan had been closed since August 15, when the Taliban took control of the country and forced the government to collapse.

Private universities resumed classes on Monday. AFP and other news outlets reported that at some universities in the capital Kabul, classrooms have been partitioned by curtains to separate male and female students, in accordance with Taliban guidelines.

The guidelines also say universities should have women-only entrances and hire female teachers for female students.

Senior Taliban officials have said women will be allowed to attend university, but should not study in classrooms with men.

Female students say they're bewildered. One called the curtains terribly overbearing, but added that there's nothing she can do.