Afghanistan: The Taliban have announced that the schools and universities will reopen for boys and girls across Afghanistan in March.
According to Deputy Minister of Information and Culture and spokesman of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, Zabiullah Mujahid, the Taliban is not against education, but boys and girls must be completely segregated in schools, said a report in Tolo News.
The higher schools have been reopened in most of the provinces and they are still closed in some provinces due to economic issues, the spokesman said.
A total of 150 public universities across Afghanistan are closed for nearly six months. In 40 private universities, boys and girls study together, The Khaama Press was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
In public schools, girls are only permitted to attend classes up to the sixth standard.
Since the Taliban took over Afghanistan in mid-August, girls in most parts of Afghanistan have not been allowed to go back to school beyond the seventh grade.