Taliban Reopens Primary Schools; Female Teachers of Centers Run by Int’l Funds Allowed

Monday, 01/09/2023

Mawlawi Habibullah Agha, the Minister of Education of the Taliban, has announced the opening of primary schools and educational centers for Afghan girls under grade six.

Habibullah Agha added that female teachers of educational centers supported by international organisations can return to their jobs with proper Hijab.

In a letter issued on Sunday, the Taliban’s minister of education letter said that secondary and high schools above grade six will remain closed to Afghan girls until further notice.

This is despite the fact that in some provinces, local authorities have closed schools below grade 6 for female students.

After banning women from work, UN-supported educational centers in Kandahar and other provinces have stopped operations.

The UN supports nearly 1,600 educational classes in Kandahar alone, and about 50,000 boys and girls had been educated there, while the majority of teachers in these educational centers had been Afghan women.

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