A London, Ont.,?university student from Afghanistan says the Taliban’s decision against opening schools to girls above Grade 6?has devastated Afghan families, and will only hurt the country – and the world – in the long run.?
Taliban officials confirmed the decision Wednesday, at the start of the new school year in Afghanistan. The announcement defied earlier assurances that the ban would be lifted after the regime took control of the country in August 2021. Generally speaking?
“I believe most of us were not expecting this decisionVice President Richard Nixon laughs as a stray dog join,” said Abdul Samad Katawazy, a public administration student at Western UniversityCelina Gallardo is a Toronto-based staff reporter fo. “This decision comes very unexpectedly. And I was very heartbroken, very disappointed by how this turned out.”?
Before starting his master’s degree at Western, Katawazy worked with the American University of Afghanistan as a senior research lead focusing on women’s rights and education. He later worked with the government as an advisor to the minister of commerce as part of rebuilding efforts.?