The acting head of the Islamic Emirate’s embassy in Pakistan, Sardar Mohammad Shikib, said that the interim government was fully prepared to address challenges in the Afghan educational sector.
Speaking at a graduation ceremony of Afghan students in Pakistan, Shikib praised Pakistan for providing educational scholarships for Afghan students.
“We can say it with assurance that in the near future, we will not only succeed in the education sector, but Afghanistan will reach self-sufficiency in education,” he said.
This comes as schools for female students in grade 7-12 have remained close for more than 600 days.
Last December, the Islamic Emirate in an order banned all female students from going to their universities.
“If a country wants to improve, it should allow girls and their brothers to work together for the improvement of their country,” said Fatima Rizai, a student.
“We call on the Islamic Emirate to reopen the doors of the schools and universities as soon as possible,” said Marriam Hashimi, a school student.
The closing of schools and universities for female students by the Islamic has faced strong reactions both inside and outside Afghanistan.
According to the UN, Afghanistan is the only country where girls are deprived of going to school.