KABUL: UNICEF warned that 500,000 boys and 300,000 girls would lose their education if the Taliban banned foreign NGO schools.
According to the World News Agency, the United Nations agency UNICEF has said that it has expressed concern over the news of the Taliban’s decision to close the schools of foreign NGOs.
A statement issued by UNICEF further said that they are getting more information about this. It seems that the Taliban government is not directly involved in the education sector of foreign organizations.
UNICEF said that if the Taliban does not lift the ban on NGO schools, 800,000 students will lose their education.
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It should be noted that since the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan in 2021, girls’ education in secondary schools and universities has been banned, while women’s jobs are still banned.
A few months ago, the Taliban government imposed restrictions on Afghan women working in foreign NGOs, including the United Nations.