‘The Taliban did not keep their promise,’ Malala Yousafzai reacts to the closing of girls’ high schools in Afghanistan

'The Taliban did not keep their promise,' Malala Yousafzai reacts to the closing of girls' high schools in Afghanistan

Women’s Education Rights Activist Malala Yousafzai has shared her opinion on the Taliban closing high schools of girls in Afghanistan.

Taking to Twitter, the Nobel Laureate wrote that she hoped Afghan girls walking to school would not be sent home, but the Taliban did not fulfill their promise.

“They will keep finding excuses to stop girls from learning – because they are afraid of educated girls and empowering women,” the activist tweeted.

In an interview, Malala Yousafzai reacted to the decision by saying that a ban similar to this took place in 1996 and it’s occurring again in 2022. She said that the Taliban will use excuses, like uniforms, segregated classrooms, female teachers, etc.

The activist added that Afghanistan will not see progress and peace because women are held back from getting an education.

Taliban administration closes schools

Previously, the Taliban government in Afghanistan announced that girls’ high schools in the country will be closed. No female child above the sixth grade will be able to attend school, this came a few hours after schools were reopened for the first time in almost seven months.

According to a news agency, the Ministry of Education sent a notice that schools will be closed for girls until a plan was drawn up in accordance with Islamic law and the culture of Afghans.

The UN’s Mission to Afghanistan tweeted that they deplore the announcement by the Taliban.

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