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France reconstructs school buildings in Kabul

France reconstructs school buildings in Kabul

Jun 15, 2010 - 18:04

<!--break--><p>KABUL (PAN): Afghan officials inaugurated two school buildings reconstructed with a 1.5 million euro donation from the French government on Tuesday.</p><p>The Minister of Education Farooq Wardak said teaching equipment and accessories are crucial to boost the quality of education in the country.</p><p>The two new buildings would accommodate 10,000 students, he told an audience gathered at the Isteqlal school.</p><p>The French Ambassador to Kabul, Jean d Amecourt, said the reconstruction of the schools included the new buildings, chairs and desks, electricity and water system.</p><p>He pledged further assistance in improving the education system in Afghanistan.</p><p>There are more than 12,000 schools in Afghanistan, with only half owning their own property, the rest offer classes in rented buildings or out in the open air.</p><p>ln /cas</p>

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