Learning institutions in Afghanistan have lost more than 60 per cent of students due to an escalating humanitarian crisis. Rights groups said children are staying away from schools as well as university and college students in what is blamed on a crisis in the country since August last year when the Taliban took over leadership.
The owners of private schools and universities in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul have complained that they have lost 60 percent of their students.
The revelation comes at a time the country’s new educational year has just begun across Afghanistan. Rights groups say the situation is worsened by the economic situation in the country which has affected the livelihood of the people, particularly women and children.
The worst hit are learners in public schools, local media reported. Rights groups fear many learners may not resume learning.