By RFE/RL’s Radio Azadi June 25, 2022 Equipped with a science laboratory, library, and computer lab, the Abdul Hai Habibi High School was considered one of the most modern and prestigious government schools in southeastern Afghanistan. But since the Taliban seized power in August 2021, the secular school in the city of Khost has been converted
Ghulam Omar Qargha via brookings.edu: Historically, there has been a noticeable divide in Afghanistan between rural and urban communities and how they view schooling and education. Generally, students of the madrasa system (who tend to be from rural communities) have sounded the alarm that schools are a mechanism to undermine religious and cultural identities, while
8am: Professors at private universities in Kabul say that the Taliban has tripled the number of credits for the Saqafat-e-Islami (Islamic Culture) by issuing letters to non-profit universities, forcing private-owned institutions to remove Dari literature from their curriculum and replace it with Saqafat-e-Islami. According to them, teachers and professors of Dari – or Persian –
8am: The Taliban’s move has no legal or logical justification. Students are admitted to universities after passing an entrance test – known as the Kankor Examination. Shifting students from one university to another is against the higher education law, and above all, it ignores the right of those students who have entered top universities with
Tolo News: Girls interviewed by TOLO news expressed concerns over the closing of schools and said that they have been struggling with mental stress due to this issue. They called on the Islamic Emirate to reopen the schools as soon as possible. The girls’ schools beyond grade six have been closed for nearly 270 days.
8am: In a letter, the Taliban’s Education Department in Ghazni province has ordered all girls’ schools from fourth grade to sixth to wear full hijab and cover their faces while commuting to school. Sources from some girls’ schools in Ghazni have confirmed that it is added in the letter that students who do not follow
Tolo News: Residents of Uruzgan province say that due to the lack of school buildings, students from the province’s more than 30 schools continue their education in the open. The Uruzgan education department reported that 32 schools in the province’s capital Tirinkot were destroyed during conflicts between the former government’s forces and the Islamic Emirate
EPA-EFE: Afghan volunteers have organized a mobile educational program to tour remote areas, giving children hope after the Taliban closed schools for girls in March. An Afghan NGO, Pen Path, gives lessons and library books to children who might otherwise be starved of any opportunity to learn. Click here to view photo essay (external link).
8am: The Taliban have forcibly added a new subject “Tajweed” to the Herat University curriculum. The Taliban have announced at Herat University that all students, no matter in what field they are should study and learn Tajweed Subject. Many Herat University students say the Taliban are changing the university’s atmosphere into a mosque. The majority
In an exclusive interview, Taliban dep. leader & Afghan Interior Minister Sirajuddin Haqqani indicates reopening of girls’ secondary schools depends on dress codes: “We must establish the conditions, so that we can ensure their honor and security. We are acting to ensure this.” pic.twitter.com/yxuuV4oXrU — Christiane Amanpour (@amanpour) May 16, 2022 Ayaz Gul VOA News