Following calls for the reopening of girls above six grade, some tribal elders in Nimroz province asked the Islamic Emirate to immediately reopen the girls' schools in the province.
According to them, depriving girls of education is not in the interest of the country in the current situation.
"They are concerned about what will happen to their future and where it will lead. They say: look at other nations and how much they've progressed, and then look at us and where we are now," said tribal elder Abdul Raouf.
"According to the Islamic Sharia, there is no obstacle in the way to education. As tribal elders of the country, we ask the Islamic Emirate to solve the issue of the school,” said Abdul Zahir Arab, another tribal elder.
One of Nimroz's eighth-grade students, Nazanin, says she is concerned about her future as a result of the closing of girls' schools.
"From the bottom of my heart, I miss my classmates. To be able to attend classes alongside our classmates, I want the school to be open for us,” Nazanin told TOLOnews.
"We ask the Islamic Emirate to open the schools to us," said Iqlima, a student.
Some sixth-grade students who will move up to seventh grade next year asked the current government to reopen schools for them.
"This is my final year. We are requesting the Islamic Emirate open schools above the sixth grade,” said Adela, a student.
"It's our right to continue our education and learn to serve our nation,” says a student, Royina.
Meanwhile, Nimroz provincial education department representatives said that they are awaiting the Islamic Emirate leader's order to reopen girls' schools.
"We are ready to reopen schools anytime the directive is given,” said Gul Ahmed Haqqani, director of education in Nimroz.
The girls' schools in the country above the sixth grade have been closed for more than 400 days, but it is still unclear whether or not they will reopen.
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