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UN Praises Taliban Government for Allowing Girls’ Entry into Medical Colleges

Kabul: The United Nations Mission for Afghanistan (UNAMA) has welcomed the decision by the Taliban government of Afghanistan to allow girls entry into medical colleges.

According to reports from international media, the Taliban administration has granted permission for girls to enroll in medical colleges for the upcoming academic year, starting in March.

In a statement on the social media website X, the UN mission stated that “UNAMA welcomes decision by Afghanistan’s de facto authorities to enable female gr 12 graduate(s) enrollment in medical institutions in 11 provinces,” calling the move “a step in addressing worrying healthcare gaps,” in the war-torn country.

According to sources, the United Nations views this decision as a significant step towards reducing the gender gap in medical facilities in war-torn countries, emphasizing the importance of access to secondary and higher education for women and girls.

Reports suggest that the spokesperson for Afghanistan’s Ministry of Information stated that enrollment has already begun in 11 provinces of Afghanistan following the directives of the Ministry of Health.

After this decision, girls who have completed their education till twelfth grade and are aspiring to pursue medical education can apply for entry into medical colleges in the provinces of  Kapisa, Paktia, Parwan, Panjshir, Paktika, Bamyan, Badakhshan, Ghazni, Maidan Wardak, Khost, and Logar.

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