From now on no Afghan child should be deprived of an education in Iran, Iranian supreme leader Ali Khamenei said on his twitter page Saturday evening.
Iran’s second and current Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei on Saturday evening wrote that all Afghan children, including illegal immigrants, have a right to enroll in Iran’s schools.
“No Afghan child in Iran, not even illegal immigrants, should be deprived of education & schools must enroll them,” read the tweet.
This is a major step forward for Afghan children in the country who were often deprived of an education.
Currently hundreds of thousands of Afghan children are in Iran as refugees - many of whom are not in school.