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UN urges girls to open schools, Taliban appoints new education minister


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The Taliban government has appointed a new education minister in Afghanistan.

According to reports, Habibullah Agha, the current head of the provincial council of Kandahar, has been appointed as the new education minister of Afghanistan in place of Noorullah Munir.

According to foreign media reports, the decision by the Taliban comes days after the United Nations urged 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 seizing power in Afghanistan just over a year ago, the Taliban have, contrary to promises, restricted girls’ education. The United Nations estimates that more than a million girls have been prevented from attending mostly middle and high school over the past year.

On the other hand, the Taliban say that they are working on a plan to open a secondary school for girls, but they have not given any time frame in this regard.




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