Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai recently reiterated the importance of reopening schools and universities for girls in Afghanistan.
In a meeting with Iran’s ambassador, Hassan Kazemi Qomi and a senior member of Iran’s Strategic Foreign Relations Council, Karzai stressed that educating girls and boys is vital for Afghanistan’s prosperity.
Karzai emphasized the need for a national discourse as the only path to achieving peace and stability in Afghanistan.
Since the Taliban takeover on August 15, 2021, girls’ schools above grade six and universities for female students have been closed.
Many experts argue that there is no justification for keeping schools closed, and they urge the caretaker government to take concrete steps to reopen them.
Over two years have passed since the closure of girls’ schools above grade six and nearly one year since the suspension of higher education for female students.
As the academic year is about to end in Afghanistan, there is still uncertainty about whether these bans will be lifted in the new academic year.
Karzai’s advocacy for girls’ education aligns with his vision for a brighter future for Afghanistan.
The issue of reopening schools for girls remains a pressing concern, with hopes for progress in the coming academic year.