Woman launches campaign for girls’ schooling in Wardak

WARDAK (TOLOnews): Shukria Husseini, a teacher in the central province of Wardak has launched a campaign to encourage families to send their daughters to school.
The woman walks from house to house in rural areas of Wardak province.
Husseini called on the Islamic Emirate to reopen the schools for girls in grades 7-12 as soon as possible. “I was the first woman to encourage girls to get an education. Now I am very sad that they can’t study,” she said. Husseini said that due to the closure of schools beyond grade six, many families are not willing to send their daughters before grade six.
“As the girls above grade six are not allowed to go to the schools, the families also prevent their daughters below grade six from going to the school. They say when the girls above grade six can’t be educated, these girls below grade six also cannot be educate,” she said.
This comes as some residents of Wardak called on the Islamic Emirate to reopen the schools for girls above grade six.”The schools will maybe reopen so everyone can learn,” Ramazan said.
“I want my children to be educated and I call on the educational Minister to reopen the schools,” Ruhullah said.
The provincial head of the education department, Gul Wali Mutaqa, said that the decision about the reopening of schools for girls is in the hands of the Islamic Emirate.
Earlier, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs at a meeting held on “International Tourism Day” said there are no Islam-based reasons for banning education for girls and there is no excuse for girls’ schools to remain closed.