An Afghan women teacher in class at the one and only official girls school in Mazar-I Sharif. During Taliban rule, Mazar-I-Sharif, the biggest town in northern Afghanistan served as the last stronghold for the anti-Taliban Northern Alliance. Photographer: Klaus Reisinger

The Ministry of Education has announced that the Afghan cabinet has approved the plans of reopening schools.

According to the Ministry of Education plan, attendance for the grade 12 and 11 of public schools, 7th to 12th of night schools and 1 to 12th grade of private schools will begin on the 21st of August.

The private schools should follow the health and safety regulations set by the MOPH, the Ministry of Education said in a statement.

After the outbreak of the Coronavirus around the world and in Afghanistan, educational centers were closed for several months and the educational programs were delayed for about 6 months.

Only few private universities could continue operations through online classes, however, the rest could not make it due to technological necessities and lack of stable internet connections in homes.

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