Afghans from various parts of the country on Saturday renewed their call for immediate reopening of secondary schools for girls as they remain closed for the last 302 days.
They said that the closure of girls’ schools will lead the country towards a “dark future.”
“Islam provides the right of education and work for women the same as men,” said Umm-ul-Banin, a Kabul resident.
“We ask the Islamic Emirate not to politicize the issue of schools. Women are half of society. A generation will become illiterate if schools remain closed,” said Rubaba, a Kabul resident.
Female students expressed their concerns over the continued closure of schools and said they are really worried about their future.
“We ask the government to provide us with the rights that Almighty Allah has given to us. Education will help us to improve,” a student told TOLOnews.
The Ministry of Education did not comment on the matter despite repeated attempts.
Previously, the Ministry of Education said that it has formed a committee of nine members for the reopening of girls’ schools, but so far, the committee has not reported any progress in this regard.