During a visit to a girls’ primary school in Kabul, Markus Putzel, the acting head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), emphasized the lifting of the Taliban ban on girls’ education. He added that UNAMA will continue its efforts to reopen girls’ schools above the grade sixth.
Today, Monday, September 19, UNAMA tweeted that Potzel said that girls should not be deprived of education anywhere in Afghanistan in coming school year.
This is despite the fact that only boys’ schools were opened on September 18 last year.
The Taliban announced at the time that all schools would be reopened the coming spring. But girls above grade sixth have not been allowed to study.