kabul [Afghanistan]February 27, (ANI): Restrictions on female education have negatively impacted universities in Afghanistan as enrollment at education centers has dropped by 70 percent, the Union of Universities and Education Centers said, TOLOnews reported.
Mohammad Karim Nasiri, the union’s media director, said attendance was down 70 percent.
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Owners of universities and other educational institutions have expressed concern that they may have to close them if the current situation persists, according to a report in TOLOnews.
University of Dawat rector Shir Ali Zarifi said this has hurt the activities of the university as they used to receive income from two sources but now have only one.
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Mawlawi Mohammad Neda Nadim, the Taliban-appointed interim higher education minister, pledged support for the country’s education system at a religious event on Saturday.
According to university professors, the decline in university enrollment in the country is mainly due to poverty and the country’s ban on girls attending schools beyond the sixth grade.
University lecturer Fazal Hadi Wazin believes the Islamic emirate should reopen its women’s university, ditch its strict rules and allow its students to pursue higher education.
Sayed Jawad Sijadi, a university teacher, said: “If credible rules can be implemented in the future, the return of students to universities and studies will increase.”
According to the group, 40 universities will have to close if restrictions on girls’ access to education are not eased.
Notably, Afghan women continue to grapple with educational challenges due to the ban imposed by the Taliban. A few days ago, a group of Afghan women announced the launch of the Afghan Women’s Revolution in Kabul to fight for basic human rights and women’s rights in the country, Afghan news agency Khaama Press reported.
According to Donya Safi, one of the organizers, the campaign aims to “protect the basic rights of citizens, especially women, because access to basic rights is a serious demand for citizens.” Khaama Press reported, Amu TV reported that we launched this campaign to combat injustice and inequality against women. (Arnie)
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