United Nations International Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has once again expressed concern over the closure of secondary schools for girls adding that education in Afghanistan should not be a hostage to politics.
Paloma Escudero, Director of Global Support and Communications of UNICEF who visited girls’ primary schools in Kabul on Saturday said it has been more than a month that girls over grade sixth are denied their rights to education across Afghanistan.
The Directorate added that Afghan girls need international support and called on the donor countries not to spare any support when it comes to backing schools girls in Afghanistan.
Further, Escudero added that the US as one of the donor countries will continue it assistance to Afghanistan and that girls’ education is the top priority of UNICEF in Afghanistan.
The UNICEF plans to pay two-month stipends o 200,000 teachers across Afghanistan and has so far distributed 35 million textbooks in the country.
The closure of schools for girls upper than grade sixth has been one of the most concerning issues in Afghanistan that have triggered national and global backlashes.