Families in Maidan Wardak said that because of the closure of girls' schools, and to continue their children’s education, they have to go abroad.
“We must go to other countries for our children’s future,” said Ghulam Hazrat, a Maidan Wardak resident.
“They have to open schools so our children can learn, if they don’t do that people will leave the country,” said Den Mohammad, a Wardak resident.
Meanwhile, some female students said that if the current government does not reconsider its position, the level of mental illness among them may increase.
“Women and girls are half of society, without their education our society cannot progress,” said Huma, a student.
“We want to continue my education; my family is concerned,” said Khadijah, a student.
Local officials noted the concerns of the residents of the province and said that they are waiting for the order of the leadership of the Islamic Emirate regarding the opening of girls' schools.
“All of our elders are trying to provide education facilities for girls, so they need to leave the country,” said Gul Wali Mutaqi, head of the Education Department in Wardak.