Kapisa parents concerned by effects of closed girls’ schools

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The female students above grade six have not been allowed to attend their schools for the past 300 days.

The residents of Kapisa province said that they have sent their daughters for private educational courses to prevent them from mental illness and depression.

The students deprived of the schools said that they hope to be allowed to attend their schools. The female students above grade six have not been allowed to attend their schools for the past 300 days.

Mashhoda is the older daughter of a family in Kapisa. She said that she has not gone to school for more than 300 days.

Arhamna is the elder daughter of another family in Kapisa. Arhmana is in grade six but she said she is disappointed as she will not be allowed to go to school next year.

“I am in grade six and that is the last year of my school. I am sad like my sister is because we both can’t continue at our school,” she said.

“I am in the eighth grade. I was top of my class, I want to make my future and serve my society and people as a doctor,” Mashhoda said.

The families in Kapisa are also concerned about the uncertain future of their children, calling on the Islamic Emirate to provide their children with education.

“We registered them in educational courses but it’s not like school,” said Fahim Nayak, father of one of the female students.

“In Arab countries girls have PhDs, but they suppress girls here,” said Mashhoda’s mother.

Meanwhile, the education department of Kapisa said that the appropriate environment will be prepared for the female students.

“Conditions are not ready, but work is continuing. The situation will be good soon Insha Allah,” said Mohammad Fareed Haqqani, head of the Education Department of Kapisa.—Khaama Press Agency

 

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