Based on the agreement, about 4,000 schools in Taliban-influenced areas will teach 120,000 primary school children.
UNICEF said it hoped the agreement would reach more than 120,000 young children in a country where an estimated 3.7 million are out-of-school, three-fifths of them girls, the Telegraph reported.
Some Afghans welcomed the plan with the hope to allow more children to go to schools. But some said that similar textbooks should be taught in the schools that are planned to be established in Taliban-influenced areas.
“The peace talks are one of the motives for the Taliban to show flexibility,” said Matiullah Sarwar, a journalist.
“Many children are out of school. We welcome this agreement,” said Malik Abulbari, a Logar resident.
The government so far has not commented on the UN and the Taliban’s decision.
“The textbooks that we study at school should be taught there. New books should not be added,” said Sahar Ali Zada, a student from Kabul.