UN Welcomes Planned Reopening of All Afghan Schools

19 March 2022

The Islamic Emirate earlier announced that all schools will be reopened for girls and boys on March 22 across Afghanistan.

The UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres welcomed the announcement of the planned reopening of schools for girls and boys on March 22.

Guterres suggested that “all doors must be open” for girls and boys to “have an education and reach their full potential.”

While visiting a girls’ school in the eastern province of Nangarhar, the Commissioner of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, stressed that the Afghan authority should take real action to reopen schools.

The Islamic Emirate earlier announced that all schools will be reopened for girls and boys on March 22 across Afghanistan.

“If the classes are postponed and they can’t fulfill their decision, undoubtedly, it will be a big damage to the Afghanistan educational sector,’ said Zuhra, a teacher.

The girls who were deprived of schooling last year called on officials to make constructive efforts for education.

“Education is essential for men and women. There are some fields that the women can run,” said Nazia, a student.

“I call on the Islamic Emirate and international community to support girls … so we can have a developed country,” said Madina, a student.

Before the fall of the former government, many students faced challenges with school lessons due to the threat of Covid-19.

UN Welcomes Planned Reopening of All Afghan Schools