Taliban Launches Exam to Enrol 400 Fighters in Schools in Herat
Local sources in Herat say that the Taliban’s Directorate of Education in this province has administered an inclusion test for 400 Taliban fighters in schools.
Sources told Hasht-e-Subh that on Tuesday, March 7, the Taliban’s Directorate of Education in Herat conducted a test to establish the status of the fighters.
According to sources, the Taliban fighters, most of whom are illiterate, are supposed to be enrolled in grades 10 and 11.
The Taliban’s Directorate of Education in Herat stated that “this exam was held by the Ministry of Education in appreciation of the efforts and sacrifices of the Mujahideen [Taliban Fighter].”
Abdullah Amini, the head of the Taliban’s Directorate of Education in Herat, said that the registration criterion for these fighters in schools is based on their age, and fighters over 21 years of age are supposed to be enrolled in the 11th grade, while those under this age will be in the 10th grade.
Meanwhile, sources in Herat say that some of the Taliban fighters who took the test were elderly.
Earlier, the Taliban had also administered a test for dozens of its illiterate fighters in Kapisa province and enrolled them in schools.