The religious leaders said that providing education is one of the responsibilities of the Islamic Emirate.
The Ministry of Higher Education said it is working on a plan for the education of female students so that there will not be barriers to their education in the future.
The work on this comprehensive plan has progressed, ministry officials said.
“As we have already said, work is currently being done on a plan. A comprehensive plan will be put in place so that barriers to education will not be put in place again. The work has progressed, and it will soon be finished,” said Lotfullah Khairkhah, deputy of the Ministry of Higher Education.
A group of religious clerics and elders from the province of Nangarhar asked the Islamic Emirate to provide women access to employment and educational opportunities within the framework of Islamic law.
“Start working on an alternative way so that our sisters can be educated and go to work, and their honor and dignity is preserved,” said Nangial Mujahid, a tribal elder.
“Regarding the opening of schools and universities, we ask the Islamic Emirate to let them get an education based on Sharia law and the Quran’s principles,” said Zahidullah Haqqani, a religious cleric.
The religious leaders said that providing education is one of the responsibilities of the Islamic Emirate and that it is a requirement for all of the nation’s residents.
“They should provide an environment in which scientific progress is made, but which also adheres to the Islamic hijab and Afghan culture are also observed in it,” said Fazl Malik Haqqani, a religious cleric.
“Ninety percent of the issues that the Islamic Emirate had with Sharia and Afghan culture have been addressed, and in the near future, the focus should be directed toward education under the framework of Islamic law and Afghan culture,” said Habibullah Mukhtar, another religious cleric.
Earlier, some Islamic Emirate officials gave assurances that the girls’ education plan would be completed and that schools and universities would reopen by the start of the coming academic year.