On Wednesday, female students in the 12th grade took a final exam in Kabul, as well as in other provinces.
Some of them were positive about the test, but they voiced concerns over the fate of younger female students above sixth grade in the country.
"We learned at the start of this week that they would give an exam on Wednesday, and we are not as prepared compared to previous years,” said Rukhsar, another student.
"It is a positive step for us that the schools have opened for us. We can take our exams in one day. In the past years, we could pass our exams separately and we could study properly,” said Tamkin, a student.
However, the girls' families said that their daughters were not properly ready for the exams.
Bahar, a 12th-grade student who had given up on returning to school, was shocked when she was unexpectedly called to come to school.
"I didn't know anything about it at all. I got news today that the class 12th grade exams have begun,” Bahar said.
"She did not attend the classes, didn't study, and didn't receive the books. They announced that tests would begin," said Dawood, the father of Bahar.
"They should have made an announcement so that our children could study. It is really tough in this situation,” the family member of a student said.
Meanwhile, some university lecturers said they believe that the process of upgrading girls is not a good educational option; instead, they would prefer the reopening of girls' schools.
"Testing students is symbolic when they have not completed the educational process and have not studied,” said Abdul Nasir Shafiq, a university lecturer.
The Islamic Emirate has emphasized its commitment to girls' education and said it will reopen girls' schools under Islamic regulations.
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