The Islamic Emirate denied the authenticity of a statement leaked on social media suggesting that girls' schools would be reopened in the next two weeks, saying that a final decision is yet to be taken in this regard.
A statement has been circulating on social media since yesterday about the reopening of schools for girls above grade six, but the Ministry of Education called it fake.
“Once again we are harmed, our hearts are broken-- when we heard that such (news) is not official and is just an allegation. This is a game involving the education of women and girls,” said Momina Nazir, a student.
“Unfortunately, it has been nearly two months that we have not been allowed to go to the schools,” said Shiba, a student.
The Islamic Emirate announced a committee to facilitate the reopening of the girls’ schools beyond grade six, but there has yet to be any progress reported.
“This is a crisis and a disaster which we will not be able to compensate for--this one year of suspension of the educational sector,” said Faraha Mustafavi, a women's rights activist.
“Education is not only a personal or social need but is a religious obligation,” said Hekmat Mirzad, a university instructor.
The officials of the Islamic Emirate have repeatedly promised to facilitate the reopening of the girls' schools but for 162 days the schools are still not opened.