Amid ongoing international and domestic calls for the reopening of girls’ schools, male Afghan students in the central province of Ghazni urged the Islamic Emirate to reopen schools for female students in the province.
The schools for female students above grade six have remained closed for more than ten months.
“We teach our sisters at home. The Islamic Emirate must reopen the schools for girls, that is the only thing we ask for,” said Muhammad Edris, a student.
Meanwhile, teachers said they want to open the gates of the schools to female students.
According to the teachers, keeping girls away from education will harm future generations.
“If girls--our sisters and mothers--are literate, it means the whole society is literate,” said Heshmatullah, a teacher.
Meanwhile, religious scholars said reopening girls’ schools is important for the future of the country.
“When a woman is literate, she can study the Holy Quran and other religious books, and she will be successful in raising her children and her family with education rather than as an illiterate woman” said Ali Yazdani, religious scholar.