Afghan President Urges Parents To Send Daughters To School

2013-09-13 00:53:35 | Al Muslim News
Afghan President Urges Parents To Send Daughters To School


Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai has urged Afghan parents to send their daughters to school. Karzai made the remarks during a radio address on beginning of the new academic year. The new school year kicks off in 13 provinces, mostly in southern and eastern parts of the country. Afghan girls make up some 35 percent of the students in Afghan schools, but concerns over a lack of security have prompted many parents not to allow their daughters to go to school. Karzai also called on militants not to attack schools. Dozens of schools have been torched by militantsin the country. Afghan officials say some 400 schools have been closed due to a lack of security in southern and eastern provinces, including Kandahar, Khost, and Paktika..

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