Muttaqi: 9.9 million students studying in Schools and Universities

KABUL (Tolonews): The acting foreign minister at a ceremony marking the 34th anniversary of the withdrawal of Soviet forces said that Islamic Emirate has made some progress and achievements, and currently more than nine million students are studying in schools and universities.

“Today 9.9 million students are studying in schools and universities and it’s a big difference,” said Amir Khan Muttaqi, acting minister of Foreign Affairs.

Meanwhile, some women criticized the Islamic Emirate and said that they are concerned about the closing of schools and universities for women.

“We are disappointed, and we are concerned that universities should not be closed like schools,” said Hassina Raufi, a student.

Meanwhile, some residents of the capital stressed the need for education and called on the Islamic Emirate to open universities for girls.

“We call on the government to take positive steps in this regard,” said Abdulullah, a Kabul resident.

“Education is obligatory for women and men,” said Abdul Hafiz, a Kabul resident.

Earlier, the Islamic Emirate decreed a ban on female students from attending schools and universities.