The University Education ban for Girls in Afghanistan ordered by the Taliban has caused a major setback to the education of girls in the country. The letter issued by Higher Education Ministry of Afghanistan states that all girls banned from receiving any of University education, regardless of age or qualifications. This leaves hundreds of thousands of girls without access higher education opportunities and facing an uncertain future.
The University Education ban for Girls has put a significant strain on families and communities where young women have been denied the opportunity to excel academically, socially and economically due to this new regulation. Not only are economic prospects diminished so hope for a better life; with many young women unable to further their studies and reach their potential, Afghanistan’s future development put further in doubt.
The University Education ban for Girls has sparked an outcry from human rights organizations, NGOs and activists around the world condemning the Taliban for their actions. The international community is calling on the Afghan government to reverse this decision and provide girls with access to University education, given its vital role in providing girls with a sense of purpose, worth and hope for a better future.
It is important to remember that University Education is not only about academic advancement but also about personal growth. University provides young women with valuable knowledge, experience and professional qualifications which can help them lead successful lives in Afghanistan or abroad.
Upon learning of this decision, several university students exhibited their emotions by sobbing. One of the students voiced her sadness about having to leave Kabul and her plans to complete her medical studies.