Committee Formed to Reopen Girls’ Schools: Islamic Emirate

The female students above grade six have been banned from going to school for more than 250 days.

The Islamic Emirate said it has formed a committee of eight members to facilitate the reopening of girls’ schools.

The committee will be chaired by the Supreme Judge, Abdul Hakim Haqqani, according to Inamullah Samangani, deputy spokesman for the Islamic Emirate.

“This committee has eight members. It includes clerics and scholars. The committee has done some work to reopen the girls’ high schools. We hope it can be solved in the near future,” he said.

The female students above grade six have been banned from going to school for more than 250 days.

Meanwhile, girls said that they are fed up with the long delay in the reopening of girls’ school.

“These are just excuses they are making, moving the responsibility from one department to another. We want the schools to be reopened,” said Hadisa, a student.

“We can reach our dreams through school and can make progress. Without school we cannot contribute to any development,” said Oranous Sadat, a teacher.

This comes as women held a protest in the capital city of Kabul and called for the reopening of girls’ school.

“This is to appeal for the reopening of schools. For the past nine months, the children of this land have been deprived of education due to Gender apartheid,” said Monisa Mubariz, a protester.

The closing of schools for female students above grade six has caused strong reactions at national and international level since the Islamic Emirate swept into power.

Committee Formed to Reopen Girls’ Schools: Islamic Emirate