Over 500 people graduate in Afghanistan

KABUL (Khaama Press): Taliban officials reported on Friday that more than 500 people have graduated from Jihadist schools in Helmand, Laghman, and Sar-e-Pol provinces.
Bakhtar News Agency has reported that 300 people in Helmand, 160 in Laghman, and 50 others in northern Sar-e-Pol province have graduated from religious schools.
Following the collapse of the previous government, the Taliban-run Administration has focused on establishing Jihadist schools across Afghanistan.
Over the past 18 months, the ruling regime has also incorporated several religious subjects into the school curriculum and removed certain other courses that seemed unnecessary for the Taliban group.
According to the statements of the Minister of Education of the Taliban, the group is going to establish three to ten religious schools in each district throughout the country.
A decree attributed to Hibatullah Akhundzada, Taliban Supreme leader, reveals that each religious school will have ten teachers and eight staff members – which will train between 500-1000 students each semester.
It is also reported that each student at the Jihadi school receives 150 Afghanis per day. Additionally, each teacher at religious schools will receive between 15,000-25,000 Afghanis as a monthly salary, whereas, a teacher with an undergraduate degree receives only 9,000 Afghanis.
Educationists and experts believe that the Taliban-run administration has drastically modified school and university curricula. They have completely removed certain subjects, which can negatively affect students in mastering modern subjects and will eventually lack competitiveness in the job market.
Since the return of the Taliban to power in August 2021, the de facto authorities have imposed restrictions on the rights of women and girls to attend education and work, which prompted worldwide criticism. Instead of easing or removing the gender-based bans, the group emphasizes establishing more and more Madrasas (religious schools) across the country.