Primary school girls in Faryab are concerned about their future, as secondary schools are closed to girls across the country.
Students in Faryab said that the closing of their schools has destroyed their motivation to learn.
Za Alishan is a sixth-grade student in Faryab province, and she is concerned about her educational future and said that maybe she will not be able to continue her education.
“When I pass the sixth grade, I will be not able to continue my education. Every human wants to make her or his future--why can’t we?” said Za Alishan, a student.
Other female students expressed concern over the closure of secondary schools for girls and called on the government to reopen them.
“Open schools above grade six so we can achieve our goals,” said Mursal, a student.
“I want to become a doctor in the future, but the Islamic Emirate will not allow us to continue our education. We ask the Islamic Emirate to open schools above grade six so we can finish our schooling,” said Shafiya, a student.
Meanwhile, education officials in Faryab said that there is hope for the reopening of middle schools and high schools for girls and they are waiting for the decision of the leadership of the Islamic Emirate.
“There is hope for the reopening schools for girls and we are waiting for orders of the leadership of Islamic Emirate to open girls’ schools,” said Hafizullah, head of education in Faryab.