Taliban will focus on the girl child education, secondary schools to reopen

Taliban will focus on the girl child education, many secondary schools to be opened

The United Nations revealed that the Taliban government would soon announce opening secondary schools for girls in several states of Afghanistan.

Under the Taliban government, women and girls’ safety and education are under serious threat. However, the Taliban government is known to oppose girl child education and the idea of working women. This news was given by the UN, which came as a relief. 

Last week, from the headquarters of UN, the Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF said to the media that the Education Minister of the Taliban government told him that they are working on the outline for allowing the girls to continue studying after class 6th.

This outline will be in the public domain within one or two months. Among the thirty-four states of Afghanistan, five states, Balkh, Jawzjan, Samangan, Kunduz, and Uruzgan, are allowing the girls already.

Although, this outline will also contain conservative elements like separating boys and girls, the female teachers for the girls, etc. The Taliban government ensured that the outline would encourage the parents to send their daughters to the schools.

International Pressure on Taliban for girl child education

The UN official further said that during the previous Taliban rule in Afghanistan from 1996-2001, they denied girls and women their right to education and barred them from working and leading a public life.

However, now the Taliban is under international pressure to ensure women’s rights to education and work. The official said that we put pressure on the Taliban to allow girls to resume their education in every meeting.

Education was spread in Afghanistan after the removal of Taliban

UN official Abdi further added that in 2001, only one million children went to school in Afghanistan. Still, in the last 20 years, this number has now increased to 10 million, including 4 million girls. Whereas, in the previous decade the number of schools increased from 6,000 to 18,000. However, after the returning of Taliban rule, again, the education of all these students is under threat.

Prioritize girls’ education 

The UNICEF official met with the de facto authorities, where he put girls’ education as his prime talk of the plan. He said that millions of Afghan girls of secondary school age have yet to return to the classroom. 

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