Maleiha Malik, Executive Director of Protect Education in Insecurity and Conflict (PEIC) said that Afghanistan is on the list of countries with the worst educational situation.
Malik noted that education in Afghanistan has been damaged by the government and parties.
“There are some persistent countries that come in that list ---Afghanistan was on that list persistently. And in Afghanistan attacks on education all sides not only state actors, but also armed non state actors were prevalent. And I think what happened particularly with the media is that the armed non-state actors became more prominent, and it was hard sometimes to see that state parties were also causing massive destruction. The new barriers to education in Afghanistan are still challenging,”
The Islamic Emirate's spokesperson, Zabihullah Mujahid, said the Islamic Emirate is committed to ensuring Afghan girls have the right to an education but declined to comment further on the education of females in Afghanistan.
"The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan did not say that we will not stop education, but it has been suspended for a while and the work is going on with it,” Mujahid said.
"The educational centers can fill the educational void that has been created at this time when they [girls] are not permitted to go to the university and the conditions in schools are not suitable for them,” said Sangar Khalid, head of the union of the educational centers.
Meanwhile, some female students once again asked the Islamic Emirate to reopen schools for girls.
"Ignoring the female can lead a civilized culture to destruction,” said Fatema, a student.
It has been more than two years since girls above grade six have been prohibited from attending school in Afghanistan, and it is unclear when those doors will reopen.