Only 630 of the 5,000 persons who pass the Education Ministry’s employment test will be women.
In Tehran, only six women will be employed among the 190 new employees. According to the state-run Fars news agency, of the 594 teachers in Tehran’s elementary schools, there are only 157 women.
Women are banned from teaching in boys’ high-schools. This is one of the main reasons for institutional discrimination in employment of female teachers.