Some Afghan girls returned to primary schools with segregated classes, Saturday, September 18, after the Taliban announced state and private schools at the primary and secondary levels would reopen.
Most educational institutions in the capital, Kabul, stayed closed after the country's takeover as the Taliban struggled to reopen the economy and restore normal life.
Taliban officials say they will not return to the fundamentalist policies of the previous Taliban government, which banned girls' from education, and they have promised girls will be able to study but only in segregated classrooms.
Nazife, a teacher at a Kabul private school that had gender-mixed classrooms before the Taliban takeover, said: "We don't have a problem in our school. Girls study in the morning and boys in the afternoon. Male teachers teach boys and female teachers teach girls."