After a long delay, female students from grade 7 to 12 were allowed to the attend their schools in Ferozkoh, capital of the western province of Ghor.
Provincial girls are happy about the reopening of their schools, and urged the Islamic Emirate to allow girls to attend schools nationwide.
“Today, the schools from grade 7 to 12 were reopened. We hope the schools be reopened in other areas as well” said Parisa, a student.
“We were very dispirited over schools that were closed and now we hope our schools remain open so we can study and make a good future for ourselves,” said Sitara, another student.
The schools were reopened as a result of efforts made by the Ferozkoh council. The council urged the provincial education officials to reopen the girls' schools.
“We reached an agreement that the high schools for girls in the capital and all districts of Ghor should be reopened," said Sultan Ahmad, head of the Ferozkoh council.
“Fortunately, the schools will reopened for the girl students. It is very important because if women are deprived of education, the next generation of the society will not have a bright future,” said Habib Wahdat, a civil right activist.
Herat and Ghor are two provinces in western Afghanistan where girls are allowed to attend secondary and high school.