Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the girls in the Afghanistan will be allowed to return to school as soon as possible.
“We are working on a lot of things… it will happen as soon as possible,” Mujahid said of girls’ education as quoted from Al Arabiya, Tuesday (21/9/2021).
The statement was issued by the Taliban after the Ministry of Education ordered male teachers and students return to secondary schools at the weekend, but made no mention of female educators and female students in the country.
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Mujahid also did not refer to the now-closed ministry of women’s affairs, which closed last week and was replaced with a department notorious for enforcing religious doctrine during the previous Taliban regime.
“These positions are considered essential for the functioning of the Emirate,” he said as he announced the latest cabinet appointments, including the addition of the Ministry of Health.
The first announcement of the Taliban’s interim government came earlier this month – an exclusively loyalist lineup, with hardliners firmly established in all key posts, despite earlier promises by the militant group an inclusive government for all Afghans.
This is not the first time the Taliban have touched on education for girls. Previously Mujahid also stated that girls could enter secondary school after the new Afghan government they formed had created a safe environment.