Islamic scholars at a gathering in the western province of Badghis urged the Islamic Emirate to reopen schools for female students in grades 6-12.
A gathering was held on Monday evening to inaugurate the council of Ulema in Badghis.
“We should try to facilitate a good life for our sisters in every area. Education is one of the important issues,” said Mawlawi Ramazan, an Islamic scholar.
“The doors of the schools should be reopened for girls in addition to the boys so our sisters can earn a necessary education,” said Mawlawi Muhaiddin, a religious scholar.
They said that both boys and girls have the right to take modern and religious education.
“The Almighty Allah made education mandatory for men and women,” said Abddulraziq, an Islamic scholar.
“If (girls) study within a Sharia hijab, there is no problem because the society needs the education of men and women,” said Mawlawi Isar, a religious scholar.
Some residents of Badghis called for the reopening of girls’ school beyond grade six.
“Girls have attempted to study until grade seven but are deprived of an education and the doors of schools are closed before them and they cannot go to university,” said Abdul Wahid, a resident of Badghis.
The Islamic Emirate has said it is working on a plan to facilitate the reopening of girls’ schools above grade six.