Some Afghan ladies returned to major faculties with gender-segregated lessons on Saturday, however older ladies confronted an anxious wait with no readability over if and after they would be capable of resume their research on the secondary college stage.
Most faculties within the capital Kabul have stayed shut for the reason that Taliban captured the town simply over a month in the past.
Taliban officers say they won’t return to the fundamentalist insurance policies – together with a ban on ladies receiving an training – after they final dominated Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001.
They’ve now promised that ladies will be capable of examine – however solely in segregated lecture rooms.
Nazife, a instructor at a non-public college in Kabul which had combined lecture rooms earlier than the Taliban takeover, mentioned they’d made modifications to be able to reopen.
“Women examine within the morning and boys within the afternoon,” she mentioned. “Male academics train boys and feminine academics train ladies.”
Nonetheless, there was uncertainty for a lot of different ladies on the college, which teaches at each major and secondary ranges.
On Friday the training ministry mentioned boys’ secondary faculties would quickly reopen, however made no point out of ladies.
“Their spirits are down and they’re ready for presidency bulletins to allow them to resume learning,” mentioned Hadis Rezaei, who teaches the college’s feminine secondary-level pupils.
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid informed the native Bakhtar News Company on Saturday that preparations had been being made to reopen ladies’ secondary faculties however he gave no date.
“The training of ladies is fixing a technology. The training of boys might have an effect on a household however the training of ladies impacts society,” mentioned the college’s principal, Mohammadreza.
“We’re very intently following the matter in order that ladies can resume their training and full their research.”