Following the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan, the previous government’s funding for a school for Afghans in Tajikistan’s capital was cut off. A school official hopes wealthy Afghans can step in, but so far, parents of the students have had to help cover the costs to pay rent for the school. Related Life under Taliban
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty September 17, 2021 The Education Ministry of the Taliban-led Afghan government says middle schools, high schools, and madrasahs for males will reopen on September 18, with no mention of when girls in those classes will return amid indications that the department of women’s affairs is undergoing a radical change. The order
Tolo News: Following the collapse of the former government, the new caretaker cabinet announced that secondary school classes would remain closed until the next notification. Currently primary and elementary schools are open (6th grade and below). A number of students said they are worried about their future… Click here to read more (external link).
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty September 12, 2021 Women in Afghanistan will only be allowed to study in universities in gender-segregated classrooms and Islamic dress will be compulsory, a member of the new Taliban government has said. Abdul Baqi Haqqani laid out the new policies at a news conference in Kabul on September 12, several days
Ayesha Tanzeem VOA News September 11, 2021 ISLAMABAD – Twenty-four-year-old Tamana Zaryab Paryani is too young to remember the last Taliban rule, from 1996-2001, but she recalls the horror stories her mother told her. “My mother said Taliban were a terrorist group … it was a brutal time. They used to stone people to death,”
NDTV: A video widely shared on social media shows the Taliban’s Minister of Education, Sheikh Molvi Noorullah Munir, questioning the relevance of higher education. “No Phd degree, master’s degree is valuable today. You see that the Mullahs and Taliban that are in the power, have no Phd, MA or even a high school degree, but
By Frud Bezhan RFE/RL’s Radio Azadi September 6, 2021 KABUL — The Taliban has imposed a new dress code and gender segregation for women at private universities and colleges in Afghanistan, in line with a decree issued to educational institutions and obtained by RFE/RL. All female students, teachers, and staff must wear an Islamic abaya robe
Heather Murdock VOA News August 31, 2021 VAN, TURKEY / TURKISH BORDER WITH IRAN – Under a small bridge more than 100 kilometers from the Turkish border with Iran, a small group of boys and young men waits quietly for a smuggler. They are unwashed, exhausted and hungry. Most of them are under 18, and
Tolo News: Abdul Baqi Haqqani, who has been newly appointed as the acting minister for the Ministry of Higher Education, says that in the new government, classrooms for female students will be separate from those of males. Click here to read more (external link).
Farangis Najibullah Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty August 28, 2021 Ahmad Dawood has barely left his house on a quiet backstreet in Kabul’s Khairkhana neighborhood since Taliban militants marched triumphantly into the Afghan capital on August 15, the same day that President Ashraf Ghani fled abroad. Just two days later, a gun-wielding militant ordered the 24-year-old