Afghanistan making education plan for female university students: Ministry

Xinhua , Monday 21 Aug 2023

A committee of Afghanistan's Ministry of Higher Education said it was working on a plan to reopen universities for female students, local media reported on Monday.

Afghan female university students
File Photo: Afghan female university students blocked by Taliban security personnel stand near a university in Kabul on Wednesday. Afghanistan s Taliban rulers have banned university education for women nationwide.AFP


The committee said during an annual report briefing of the ministry that they "will share it with the public if the plan is finalized," the local TOLOnews TV reported.

The media outlet quoted Acting Deputy Minister of Higher Education Lutfullah Khairkhwa as saying that the plan's finalization time was still not clear.

So far females have been banned from universities in Afghanistan. The Ministry of Higher Education announced restrictions on females' education in December 2022.

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