“The number of female university students and staff and graduate students in Kerman Province is higher than the country’s average,” announced Fahimeh Farahmand-pour, advisor to minister and general director of women and family affairs in the Interior Ministry.
Farahmand-pour made the remarks in an administrative meeting on October 21, 2015, in the southern Kerman Province.
In another part of her remarks, she underlined that there is no alternative to college education for girls. “The large number of educated women indicates their intelligence and talent for progress and development, but if girls do not go to college, they have nothing else to do,” she acknowledged.
“The average age of marriage for Kerman girls is higher than the national average. Women’s economic participation rate in Kerman is higher, but the number of employed women in this province is lower than the national average,” she noted.
(State-run ISNA news agency, October 21, 2015)