By: Rukhshana Media
In a speech to International Union of Muslim Scholars in Turkey on Saturday, October 15, Zabihullah Mujahid, the Taliban spokesman, said that reopening of girls’ schools above sixth grade is “certain”.
He said that currently, they adjust the curriculum, provide transportation and create a separate educational system for Afghan girls.
Mujahid added that 70% of Afghan people were deprived of education in the previous administration, but now tens of thousands of girls are studying in 140 universities of the country.
Millions of girls above sixth grade are deprived of education since August last year.
In a recent university entrance exam, the Taliban reduced female students’ options at university. They eliminated some courses such as engineering, veterinary medicine, journalism, and some other courses of social science from girl’ selection form, leaving them with a limited options.
The Taliban promised to allow girls to go to school during their firls rule in the 1990s, but it never happened.
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