Right of Girls Education and its Impact on Family Economy

 Written by:Sayed Mustafa Nasrat

Women have a key role in the formation of civilization and the social, economic and political development of society, and education is the base of these developments.

Afghan society also prefers the education of women with respect for cultural and religious values. Even the history of Afghanistan is rich in the historical achievements of some prominent women, and many educational institutions are named after women. However, some families still prevent women from studying.

AEPO’s writer/producer has talked to a woman, a resident of Nangarhar province who was not allowed to study at her father's house and had learned to read and write from her father, but was encouraged to study by her husband's family after marriage and has completed her bachelor degree.

The woman talks about her education, “I was born in a religious family. My father did not allow me to go to school. He said that the hijab that should be observed in schools was not observed. He taught me and my other sisters religious books at home such as translations of the holy Koran, hadiths, poetries of Hafiz Sherazi, and so on. We had been writing from the mentioned books.

When I got married, my husband evaluated me. He said that I am the twelfth equivalent in religious sciences. He talked to the minister of higher education to order an exam for the level of private education in Islamic sciences. The next day he told me which books to read and prepare for the exam. I took the exams and I succeeded.

Then I was hired as a teacher at a school near my home with the help of my husband. In addition to teaching, I also studied at the Teachers' training institute and passed that institute successfully.

A few years later a private university was established near our house, then my husband enrolled me there, and I completed my 16 years of study.

I should say that the other members of my husband's family helped me with hose chores and I arranged the lessons and house chores according to a timetable.”