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Taliban Replaces Acting Education Minister

The Taliban’s supreme leader Haibatullah Akhundzada has reshuffled several national and provincial positions, including the acting education minister

Taliban Replaces Acting Education Minister

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  22 Sep 2022 9:32 AM GMT

Amid a global call for the reopening of secondary schools for girls, the Taliban's supreme leader Haibatullah Akhundzada has reshuffled several national and provincial positions, including the acting education minister. Taliban-appointed acting education minister Noorullah Munir would be replaced by the head of Kandahar's provincial council, Maulvi Habibullah Agha, Pajhwok news agency reported. Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid released the list of changes on Tuesday. This reshuffle comes as the Taliban has been under fire for the exclusion of girls from high schools in Afghanistan. The Taliban say they are working on a plan to open secondary schools for girls but have not given a specific timeframe. On the day marking the first anniversary of the exclusion of girls from high schools on September 18, the United Nations reiterated its call for the country's de facto authorities to take urgent measures to reopen high schools for all. "This is a tragic, shameful, and entirely avoidable anniversary," said Markus Potzel, the acting head of UNAMA, the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan. "The ongoing exclusion of girls from high school has no credible justification and has no parallel anywhere in the world. It is profoundly damaging to a generation of girls and to the future of Afghanistan itself," said the UN envoy, who is also the Secretary-General's Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan. (ANI)

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