The Taliban’s education ministry says all male students grades six to 12 and male teachers should resume classes starting Saturday.
US-led forces removed the Taliban from power in Afghanistan in 2001, but the group has seized control of the country once again following a rapid offensive.
The capital, Kabul, was the last major city to fall to the offensive that began months ago but accelerated as the hardline Islamists gained control of territories.
The group entered direct talks with the US back in 2018. In February 2020 the two sides struck a peace deal that committed the US to withdrawal and the Taliban to prevent attacks on US forces.
The statement Friday published on Facebook did not include girls of that age. The lack of guidance highlighted ongoing concerns that the Taliban might impose restrictions on girls and women. The Taliban previously allowed girls in grades one to six to resume their classes.
In the past, the hardliner group that took over Afghanistan last month had forbidden girls. Also women from attending school and work.
In some of the provinces, women still are not allowed to continue their work, with exceptions for women who have worked in health departments, hospitals and education.
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