Afghanistan

Religious school students in Baghlan call to reopen girls’ schools

Written by The Frontier Post

BAGHLAN (TOLOnews): The female students at a religious school in Baghlan province asked the Islamic Emirate to reopen girl’s schools above sixth grade across the country.
According to the students, every Muslim has the right to education and girls’ schools should be opened again.
“The right to education is not only for men, I ask the current government to open schools,” said Muzhda, a student.
“We ask the Islamic Emirate to open schools. A girl in society is like a mother, when the mother is illiterate, the whole society is illiterate,” said Mina, another student.
Most of the students at this religious institution are female and have continued their studies despite the closure of girls’ schools. They asked the “Gathering of Islamic Clerics” in Kabul to decide on the reopening of girls’ schools.
“The rights and position of women should be stated in the gathering of the Islamic clerics, because women also have the right to education,” said Khaleda Amiri, a student.
“When the gates of schools for girls are closed, students should be able to read and write when they graduate from these religious schools,” said Hadisa Maher, a student at a religious school.
Meanwhile, Mursal Azizi, head of the religious school, said that last year she successfully earned entry to the engineering faculty after the entrance exam, but due to restrictions, she could not continue her studying in this field.
“The schools were closed to the students and they had no hope to study anymore, that’s why I created this school for them,” said Mursal Azizi, the head of Dar al-Salaam school.
According to the officials of the school, three educational institutions have been created in the city of Pul-e-Khumri, and nearly a thousand female students are now enrolled there.

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