According to Taliban’s pathetic believe – girls can go to school untill grade fourth – while there is no specific limit for boys. However, sometimes there is also limitations for boys – schools that are judged more “western” can also be targeted and closed. I’m some parts of the country, there is no school that can enroll girls in grade five.
The Taliban prefer their own self-declared ways of studies. In some schools, the Taliban have even managed to change the curriculum. They eliminated English classes and added more theology. They even placed their own theology teachers in those schools.
Several years ago, in some center princess girls and boys could go to school without fear of being targeted. But recently, especially girls aren’t even safe in some provincial capitals in spite of their own changes in the curriculums.
It often happened that the Taliban attacked l girls with acid and poisoned them at their schools. In these past few months, the Taliban managed to shut down 25 girls’ schools through out the country. One university guy was hanged to death just recently.
Few days ago once again the Taliban militants attacked a girl’s school in Logar province and set it on fire. These incidents are no more a matter of surprise for people. Between 2009 and 2012, more than 1,000 attacks were recorded against schools in Afghanistan – this number may seem high as it is, but non-profit organizations believe the real numbers of schools being attacked may be even higher.
The ministry of education recently said that 500,000 students out of 8 million have dropped out of school due to security fears, and 10 percent of schools have closed for the same reason.