Kapisa, Sar-i-Pul students seek Ramadan holidays
SAR-I-PUL (Pajhwok): Hundreds of university students in northern Sar-i-Pul and central Kapisa provinces staged protests asking for holidays during the holy month of Ramadan.
Students in Sar-i-Pul closed Sar-i-Pul– Sayad road to traffic, while Kapisa students shut the Alberoni University gates.
As many as 300 students shut the Sar-i-Pul – Sayad road to traffic, threatening the road would remain closed till acceptance of their demand.
They said majority of the universities across the country were closed due to hot weather and Ramadan but no such thing occurred in Sar-i-Pul.
Ahmad Javed, a geology and mines student at Sar-i-Pul University, told Pajhwok Afghan News the weather had become very hot and they could not continue with their studies in the month of Ramadan.
“On the one side, there is Ramadan and on the other hand the weather has become really warm. Sar-i-Pul higher education department should give us off,” he added.
Arash Khalili, head of Sar-i-Pul higher education department, said he needed three days to consult with higher education ministry officials in Kabul. The students, however, said they wanted the holidays without any delay.
Students of Alberoni University also shut the doors of their university in Kapisa for the same reasons.
Shabir, a student, told Pajhwok Afghan News: “Some of the universities in northern provinces went on holidays last week. We cannot continue with our studies during Ramadan. We also want holidays.”
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