Kabul, Afghanistan (AP) — Schools for all students will open this week. The Ministry of Education, run by the Taliban in Afghanistan, announced on Monday with the clearest signs that girls would be allowed to return to school.
Since the Taliban returned to power in August last year, girls have been denied education since sixth grade.
The international community has constantly urged the Taliban rulers of Afghanistan to allow girls to return to school. Earlier this year, the new ruler opened a university for women, but the classes are divided by gender.They too Promised girls are allowed to return to classes of all grades Following the Afghan New Year, which was celebrated on Monday.
According to the statement, classes will start on Wednesday.
The ministry’s statement does not specifically refer to girls, but states that “the Ministry of Education guarantees a country that promises the right to education for all its people.”
According to the statement, the ministry is also “working hard to eliminate all types of discrimination” without giving details. It encourages all Afghans to send their children to religious educational institutions such as schools or madrasas.
The Taliban rulers do not impose restrictions on the types of courses women attending college can take. But the music that was previously taught is no longer available. The Taliban does not ban music, and musicians sometimes appear on local television, but music is hated by hardline religious-led rulers.
When they last ruled, music was banned, girls were denied education, women were not allowed to work, and they had to wear an all-encompassing burqa. The Taliban were banished in 2001 by a US-led coalition.
Following the chaotic end of the 20-year war in Afghanistan, the Taliban returns women from work and closes all public universities except 10 states after returning to power last August. The nervous international community watched over. They allowed only boys to go to school beyond grade 7.
The Taliban have not re-imposed burqa, but women must wear a hijab. The hijab can be any cover, including a large shawl, as long as the head is covered.
The Taliban ruler also allowed women to work at the Ministry of Health and Education, and at Kabul’s International Airport, where they are in passport management and customs. They have also returned to work for the private sector and non-governmental aid organizations.
Still, in other ministries, women have not returned to work.
The World Food Program strengthens school lunch programs and provides cash assistance to encourage high school girls to stay in school.