Taliban Ban: “In Kabul High Schools are Still Closed for Girls”

Hülya Karahan

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Taliban ban on girls returning to secondary school in Afghanistan. All boys are at school but girls remain stuck at home and unable to get an education.

Taliban officials and teachers have confirmed the girls’ return to some secondary schools in a northern province of Afghanistan, while they have not yet been allowed to return to school in most parts of the country.

A videotape released by the movement’s spokesman, Suhail Shaheen, showed dozens of girls dressed in black, some wearing white headscarves and others black niqab, sitting on the benches waving the Taliban flag.

“Girls are attending secondary schools in Khanabad in Kunduz province,” Shaheen, who is based in Doha and appointed as the new Afghan government’s permanent representative to the United Nations, tweeted.

But in Kabul, an official in the Ministry of Education, Hamad Abed, confirmed that there had been no change in the policy of the Taliban’s central interim government.

After the fall of the political system in the country on August 15 this year, the activities of all educational institutions in the country stopped; But after a while, the lessons of the elementary schools for men and women, the lessons of secondary schools and high schools for men began.

But high school and girls’ high school classes have not started yet.

The demands of girls’ school teachers on this day

Some teachers are asking the Ministry of Education to reopen girls’ schools, high schools and high schools.

“I am a 12th and 11th grade teacher, but the fate of ourselves and our children is still unknown. The school year is over, but there is no news of the reopening of girls’ schools,” Ghodsieh Moallem, a high school teacher in Kabul, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Shee added that his daughter is in the twelfth grade and is scheduled to take the entrance exam next year, but their studies have not started yet this year.

She called on the officials of the Ministry of Education to decide on the start of school courses and to start high school and girls’ high schools as soon as possible.

Meanwhile, Leila Salehi, a teacher at another high school in Kabul, said: “On this day, my teacher, I want the government to do the same. “Start with the girls. The people have suffered a lot, and the continuation of this situation will make the people suffer more.”

“Once again, I asked the “Islamic Emirate” to please do not harass the oppressed women and girls. “Let them leave their beloved country.”

According to her, her sister is a fifth-year student at the Faculty of Medicine; But because she did not start her studies at public universities, she is at home and suffers from psychological problems due to his misfortune.

Leila added that if girls’ schools and universities do not start, many people, including her family, will leave the country to educate their children.

Experts emphasize the reopening of girls’ schools as soon as possible

Mohammad Maroof Muslimyar, a professor at the Faculty of Economics, told Pajhwok that the reopening of secondary schools and high schools for girls as soon as possible is an urgent need.

“Learning science is a presumption for Muslims,” ​​he added. “Whether this Muslim is a man or a woman, a boy or a girl, it does not matter, and the nature of science does not matter, whatever it may be, leading to knowledge that is useful to humanity.”

He said that with the opening of girls’ schools, the economic problems of tens of thousands of female teachers will be solved through salaries and halal rights.

Professor Muslimyar added: “It should not be left unsaid that the decision of the “Islamic Emirate” regarding the education of the female class is decisive and they are waiting for a suitable opportunity and a healthy atmosphere to start classes again and we hope that this decision will be implemented as soon as possible.”

Meanwhile, Mohammad Sharif Adib, a professor at the Faculty of Law and Political Science, stressed the need to reopen schools, saying that women and girls make up half of society. Their right to education, training and work should not be taken away.

Among other benefits of reopening schools and universities, he said, the international community trusts the government to change and begin by offering support.

He said that if the government delays in reopening schools and universities and women’s work, or makes a wrong decision like the previous round of their government, in addition to facing severe and new stances, women and girls in the country will take a stand. The world will also face severe storms.

Afghan women are not done protesting for their rights, even after Taliban banned unauthorized protests and beat women protesters. Today they spoke out re Ministry of Women’s Affairs being replaced by Ministry of Vice and

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