After the recent developments, nearly 5o percent of schools and educational centers were closed, almost all business lost prosperity and students deeply stricken by economic crisis unable of continuing their studding.
In fact, students are fighting against starving.
Raha press reporter in Herat interviewed some university students and booksellers about the status of education and books.
As a book seller, Karim Khalili said over the past months and compared to the same period last year, book sales has decreased by 90 percent.
According to him, prior to Taliban takeover, when universities and schools were open, the rate of studding were very weak but now that everything is economic-stricken, expecting people to study and book sales to be prosperous seem unreasonable.
“Before the recent development, 15 books were sold every day but now it has reached zero. People are not in mood of reading books.” Mr. Karimi added
Addressing the Afghanistan current rulers, he said Afghanistan is facing with catastrophe so basic measures need to be taken.
Mohammad Reza, a resident in Herat, also said reading book culture has lost status among the youths.
“In previous government where schools and universities were open, the youths rarely read books, now that everything are in big chaos expecting them to study seems unreasonable.
The recent development made the youths disappointed he added
“My whole family is needy for bread; when preparing bread for eating and fuel for heating home are big concerns, studding and building future stay away” Zaki Hosseini, a university student in Herat said
“Fighting for surviving, we have forgotten the future.” Mr. Hosseini added
Talking to Raha press, Mr. Daneshyar, a university lecturer in Herat, said all social class business have been affected by the recent Taliban taking over.
Educated people feeling responsibility for their country should come to stage to prevent more challenges he emphasized.
Being optimistic about the future, he called on more efforts to be made
Complaining about the people’s habits of watching movies and series in the third world countries, Abd ul Qoddus, a social activist in Herat, talking to Raha press described it as a big weakness.
Appreciating the developed countries nationals` habits of regular studding, he said studding increases people`s knowledge and awareness and leads to improvements and technology.