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Afghanistan: Taliban minister says people do not want their girls students to attend school

Just Earth News | @justearthnews | 12 Sep 2022

Afghanistan: Taliban minister says people do not want their girls students to attend school

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Kabul: Taliban Education Minister Noorullah Munir has said people do not want their girls to attend school in the current situation.

According to Munir, schools are closed to students above the sixth grade due to cultural constraints, but he emphasized that if a better environment is created, girls' schools above the sixth grade will be opened, reports Tolo News.

"You wouldn't need to ask me the same question if you ask how many people in this mosque are willing to send their 16-year-old daughter to school. You and I both grew up in the same Afghan society, and the culture is clear to everyone,” the education minister said.

Some Uruzgan residents have said they are ready to send their children to school if the Taliban allows them.

They even asked the Taliban authority to reopen girl's schools.

"I think that the minister came from Kabul and he cannot represent our people, because he came from Kabul. People in Uruzgan want their daughters to go back to school, and they used to go to school before,” Javid Khpolwak, civil society activist, told Tolo News.