• Afghanistan: Schools, Universities in Kabul lose 60% students amid humanitarian crisis

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    Afghanistan: Schools, Universities in Kabul lose 60% students amid humanitarian crisis

    Dozens of female students came to the streets in Afghanistan's capital city, Kabul, asking that the Taliban leadership reverse its decision to prohibit girls from attending school.

    Digital Desk: Private school and university owners in Afghanistan's capital Kabul have reported that they have lost 60% of their students due to the country's ongoing humanitarian catastrophe. According to Khaama Press, this comes as the new school year has just began in Afghanistan. According to the proprietors, the current humanitarian crisis and the country's economic circumstances have negatively impacted the livelihood, therefore most families have shifted their children to public schools, according to Khaama Press. Also Read: The ‘In Memoriam’ Section, Oscars 2022 Doesn’t Pay Tribute To Lata Mangeshkar & Dilip Kumar Meanwhile, proprietors of private institutions in Afghanistan are similarly dissatisfied with the amount of students that drop out. Previously, the Taliban leadership passed an edict prohibiting female pupils in grades six and upwards from attending courses. The girls were also advised to remain at home until the Islamic Emirate made its next decision. Dozens of female students came to the streets in Afghanistan's capital city, Kabul, asking that the Taliban leadership reverse its decision to prohibit girls from attending school beyond the sixth grade. According to Tolo News, protesters chanted "education is our absolute right" and demanded the reopening of schools for females in grades 7-12 across Afghanistan. Allowing girls to attend schools and other educational institutions has been one of the international community's primary requests. The majority of nations have declined to formally recognise the Taliban, citing concerns over their treatment of girls and women, as well as other human rights violations.