UN urges girls to open schools, Taliban appoints new education minister
The Taliban government has appointed a new education minister in Afghanistan.
According to reports, Habibullah Agha, the current head of the Kandahar Provincial Council, has been appointed as Afghanistan’s new education minister, replacing Nurullah Munir.
According to foreign media reports, the Taliban’s decision came days after the United Nations called on the Taliban to reopen schools for girls from the sixth grade onwards in the country.
The appointment of the new education minister was announced on Tuesday by Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid.
Since taking power in Afghanistan a year ago, the Taliban, contrary to promises, have restricted girls’ education. The United Nations estimates that more than a million girls have been prevented from attending mostly middle and high school in the past year.
On the other hand, the Taliban say they are working on a plan to open a secondary school for girls, but have not given any time frame in this regard.