Haiwaiwang, November 9th. Afghan media reported that, according to the country’s Herat Province Teacher Selection Committee, after close to three months, the province has reopened girls’ schools for all female students. In the past few months, only girls under the 6th grade were allowed to go to school; now, Herat Province allows girls and young women from 7th to 12th grades to go to school.
According to news from the Afghan Dawn News Network on the 8th, the Herat Provincial Teachers Selection Committee stated that the decision was made after a month’s discussion with the girls’ school officials and local Taliban officials in Herat. This decision allowed more than 300,000 girls continue to receive education. At the same time, the girls said that they are happy to resume their education.
According to data from the Department of Education in Herat, there are more than one million students in the province receiving education, and more than half are girls. Earlier, the Acting Minister of Education of Afghanistan stated that schools in all provinces of Afghanistan will be reopened and the Taliban will allow girls to go to secondary school within two months.
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