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Some Afghan youth attend classes after Taliban takeover

Some Afghan girls returned to primary schools with gender-segregated classes, but older girls faced an anxious wait with no clarity over if and when they would be able to resume their studies at the secondary school level.

September 21, 2021 / 04:56 PM IST
Some Afghan girls returned to primary schools with gender-segregated classes, but older girls faced an anxious wait with no clarity over if and when they would be able to resume their studies at the secondary school level. (Image: Reuters)
Some Afghan girls returned to primary schools with gender-segregated classes, but older girls faced an anxious wait with no clarity over if and when they would be able to resume their studies at the secondary school level. (Image: Reuters)
Most schools in the capital Kabul have stayed shut since the Taliban captured the city just over a month ago. (Image: Reuters)
Most schools in the capital Kabul have stayed shut since the Taliban captured the city just over a month ago. (Image: Reuters)
Taliban officials say they will not return to the fundamentalist policies - including a ban on girls receiving an education - when they last ruled Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001. (Image: Reuters)
Taliban officials say they will not return to the fundamentalist policies - including a ban on girls receiving an education - when they last ruled Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001. (Image: Reuters)
They have now promised that girls will be able to study - but only in segregated classrooms. (Image: Reuters)
They have now promised that girls will be able to study - but only in segregated classrooms. (Image: Reuters)
However, there was uncertainty for many other girls at the school, which teaches at both primary and secondary level. (Image: Reuters)
However, there was uncertainty for many other girls at the school, which teaches at both primary and secondary level. (Image: Reuters)
On September 17 the education ministry said boys' secondary schools would soon reopen, but made no mention of girls. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told the local Bakhtar News Agency on September 18 that arrangements were being made to reopen girls' secondary schools but he gave no date. (Image: Reuters)
On September 17 the education ministry said boys' secondary schools would soon reopen, but made no mention of girls. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told the local Bakhtar News Agency on September 18 that arrangements were being made to reopen girls' secondary schools but he gave no date. (Image: Reuters)
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first published: Sep 21, 2021 04:56 pm

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