Parwan authorities call for reopening of girls' schools


PARWAN: Local officials in the central province insist on reopening girls’ schools beyond the sixth grade across the country.
During a gathering in the Salang district to express support for education, the participating officials said the government should facilitate women’s education.
“Women and men are required to acquire knowledge based on the teachings of Islam,” said the justice of Parwan Appellate Court, Mohammad Qasam Mohammadi, adding a society wouldn’t be developed unless the girls’ education was heeded.
Meanwhile, tribal leader Abdul Aleem Haidari noted the teachers were female and conformed to the Islamic rules. “Their wait for attending school should come to an end.” 
This comes as, for the past eleven months, schools for girls from sixth to twelfth grades have been closed down, and it is uncertain when they will resume classes.