kabul [Afghanistan]July 3 (ANI): The Japanese embassy in Afghanistan has announced that it will offer scholarships to Afghan students pursuing master’s and doctoral degree programs in Japan, Kama Press Afghanistan reported. The Japanese embassy in Kabul made the announcement as the Taliban restricted education for women and girls.
On July 2, the Japanese embassy in Afghanistan tweeted that Tokyo would provide Afghan students with academic opportunities in master’s and doctoral programs in Japan starting in 2024. The embassy announced that, in cooperation with the Aga Khan Foundation, the selection process will begin soon.
The Japanese embassy in Afghanistan tweeted: “The Japanese embassy is pleased to announce scholarships (Masters and PhD programs) for Afghan students wishing to explore academic opportunities in Japan from 2024. The embassy will cooperate with the Aga Khan Foundation Will work together to begin the screening process. Please see attached.”
Earlier, Taliban-led acting minister of higher education Nada Mohammad Nadeem called on Tokyo to step up cooperation in providing academic scholarships and studies for Afghan students when he met Japan’s ambassador to Afghanistan, Takashi Okada, Kama Press reported. Chance.
Mullah Abdullah Sahadi, governor of the central Taliban province of Bamiyan, held a meeting with Okada last week to call for an academic scholarship program for Afghan students, Kama Press reported.
Japan’s scholarship program for Afghan students will start in 2024. Meanwhile, the Taliban has continued to enforce a ban on girls past sixth grade since coming to power in 2021. The international community has condemned the Taliban’s restrictions on girls’ education.
In early June, graduates of a medical school at Paktia University in Afghanistan called on the Taliban to immediately reopen schools and universities for girls on their graduation day in early June, adding that the graduates emphasized the need for girls to be educated and accepted the right to education. Their time should not be wasted.
Ahmadullah, a graduate student, said the girls were with them during this time. He further stated that after the Taliban took power in August 2021, girls were barred from college, TOLO News reported.
Graduate student Mohammad Mustafa said: “In a society, we need female and male doctors.” Some family members of graduate students who participated in the graduation ceremony expressed the hope that one day their daughters can receive their diplomas with the boys.
Daoud, a Paktia resident, said: “We all want to reopen schools and universities for girls, so that girls can get diplomas like boys.” According to TOLO News, Paktia resident Baraktullah Takal), “We call for higher education to allow girls to go to schools and universities because we need female doctors.” (Ani)
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