By: Rukhshana Media
Seventy female students received certificates of graduation from Bibi Aisha religious school in northern Samangan province. The graduates studied religious topics for three months.
Bibi Maryam, 22, the founder of the school said getting education is crucial for men and women. She said she decided to take part in educating female students after most girls’ schools were closed since the Taliban came to power.
Ferishta, 17, a student at Bibi Aisha school, said she wasn’t interested in religious studies but she decided to study it because the girl’s schools were closed in the past almost seven months.
She said she was disappointed when the schools were closed, so she started studying at the religious school to “relieve my pain.”
The students at Bibi Aisha school are aged between five and 25. They learn holy Quran and other religious books.
Secondary schools for girls were closed since August, and the Taliban have announced they will be reopened this spring.