Ministry of education of Afghanistan led by the Taliban, in a recent directive, directed all secondary and high schools to be resumed on Saturday, September 18.

As per the directive, only male students and teachers of secondary, high schools, and religious schools-Madrasa- are allowed to return to schools.

The directive covers the above-mentioned educational institutions of all 34 provinces.

“Hereby, students and teachers of all private and Emirati (governmental) secondary, high schools, and religious schools are asked to return.” Read the directive.

The directive does not include the reason behind the resumption of boys-only schools and about the girls not being allowed for the time being.

Prior to that, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan had only allowed preliminary classes of both boys and girls to be resumed.

The decision comes as the government universities are not yet resumed and private universities are functioning with segregated classrooms.

In the meantime, the IEA shut the ministry of women affairs and replaced it with the ministry of encouragement and the promotion of virtue, and the prevention of vice.

This was one of the strictest departments of the Taliban in the 90s which has been dealing with the physical appearance of the people, their behavior, and their piety.

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  • Najibullah Lalzoy is a journalist and editor at Khaama Press. He has a BA degree in journalism.