On International Student Day, female students called for the doors of universities to open for them.
They said that education is their fundamental right, and the Islamic Emirate should not prevent it.
Madina, 23, who was a third-year sociology student at Kabul University, said that the closing of the doors to education has taken away her dreams.
“My dream was to finish my bachelor's degree in sociology and then study for a master's degree in law so that I can defend the rights of Afghan girls,” said Madina.
Other male and female students are asking the current government to reopen the universities as soon as possible to allow girls to study in the country as well as boys.
“Our request to the current government and the international community is to open the gates of universities and schools for female classes so that female students can also benefit from the blessings of education,” said Toba, a student.
“Our sisters are half of society, education should be given to them so that we can grow our society and yours,” said Sayed Rohullah, a student.
On International Student day, the Islamic Emirate did not comment on the reopening of universities for girls, but emphasized that they are trying to create facilities for students in order to teach them as effectively as possible.
“In this regard, we are making our final efforts, from scholarships to education inside the country, raising the level of education and making educational departments specialized. In this regard, things have improved and efforts are still ongoing,” said Zabiullah Mujahid, spokesman of the Islamic Emirate.
It has been almost a year that the gates of universities have been closed to female students in the country, but the Islamic Emirate has repeatedly emphasized that they will be opened to girls when the conditions are right.