Several tribal elders and civil activists in Badghis province expressed concern over the continued closure of schools for female students above the sixth grade, with some saying they are concerned about their daughters' and sisters' futures, and they urged the Islamic Emirate to reopen girls' schools as soon as possible.
“I am concerned about the ongoing closure of girls' schools; my daughter is in the sixth grade, and I have no idea how she will be able to study in seventh grade,” said Ghulam Faruq, a tribal elder in Badghis.
“We want schools to be reopened for our sisters,” said Mujeeb Ehsan, a civil activist.
Meanwhile, female students in Badghis said that they are concerned about their future, but they still have hope that the government will reopen schools for them.
“It has been so much time that the schools have been closed, and our future is completely unknown,” said Zarmena, a student.
Meanwhile, officials of the Information and Culture Department in Badghis said that they are not in favor of the closed girls' schools, and in the near future schools will be reopened for girls.
“The government is not in favor of the closed girls’ schools and discussion continues for the reopening of schools,” said Baz Mohammad Sarwre, head of the Information and Culture department in Badghis.
It has been more than one year since schools were closed for girls and efforts are ongoing to reopen girls' schools above the sixth grade in the country.