Afghanistan: Students voice concerns over school closures

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Following the collapse of the former Afghan 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 told an Afghan news channel they are worried about their future and want the caretaker cabinet to reopen the schools, saying that they did not go to school for months due to COVID-19 and now the schools are closed due to changes in the political landscape.

According to ToloNews, Parwiz Khalili, who was an adviser at the former education ministry, said that currently 70 percent of the nine million students are not going to school.

“From nine million students, 70 percent of them have been deprived of going to school due to political and social issues,” Khalili said.

A number of students voiced their concerns over the issue and urged the caretaker cabinet to take action to reopen the schools.

The caretaker cabinet had earlier announced that schools can open their elementary classes (first to sixth grade) and that there would be a notification about the resumption of classes above grade 7. 

SourceTolo News

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