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Iran to grant scholarships to graduates of Afghan school hit by terrorist attack

Iran’s Alzahra University says it has approved a plan to grant scholarships to 50 graduates of an Afghan girls’ high school, which was targeted by a terrorist bomb attack in early May.

The presiding board of Alzahra University approved the plan on Sunday, saying that the goal of the plan is to promote the status of Muslim women and also to support the education of girls in Afghanistan.

The plan was approved after a huge bomb blast took place outside Kabul’s Sayed-ul-Shuhada Girls School in Dasht-e-Barchi neighborhood in western Kabul on May 9.

The explosion left 85 female students dead and some 150 others injured.

The board of Alzahra University said 25 scholarships, called “Scholarship for Erudite Women,” was allocated to girls graduating from Sayed-ul-Shuhada High School in all fields covered by Alzahra University and five other special scholarships, named “Maryam Mirzakhani Scholarship” after the late Iranian mathematician, were granted to applicants to study mathematics.

The board also announced that the Iranian ministry of Science, Research and Technology had offered 25 scholarships to Alzahra University with the aim of cooperating in the humanitarian plan.

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