Today, October 11th, is the International Day of the Girl Child. The Afghan Ministry of Education congratulated girls on this day, saying that due to insecurity, economic problems and cultural problems, about 3.7 million children cannot go to school, of which more than 60 percent are girls.
Meanwhile, this year’s International Day of the Girl Child is themed “Ready to Learn, Ready to live.”
“The Ministry of Education, while proud to provide educational services for approximately three and a half million girl children across the country, congratulates all the innocent girls of the country on this day,” said in a statement by the Afghan Ministry of Education.
The Ministry of Education has pointed out: “The education of girls is not only their human and lawful rights, but also a basic religious responsibility of all classes of society, so it is for all of us to be diligent in this regard.”
The ministry emphasized that Afghanistan has made significant progress in getting girls enrolled to schools after the fall of the Taliban and the emergence of a new system, and now about 42 percent of all schoolchildren are girls. Girls’ schools are also active in all provinces and cities of the country.
But despite all these improvements, the Ministry of Education has acknowledged that, due to insecurity, economic problems and cultural problems, about 3.7 million Afghan children still cannot go to school, of which more than 60 percent are girls.