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Ministry of Education to get FTI membership

Ministry of Education to get FTI membership

Mar 02, 2011 - 20:05

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): The Ministry of Educationinfo-icon would get membership of the Worldinfo-icon Bank's Fast Track Initiative (FTI) in the near future, a Cabinet minister said here on Wednesday.

By becoming a member of the initiative unveiled for backward countries in 2002, the ministry would receive financial support and use global experiences for improvement of education system.

Speaking at a gathering, attended by education ministry officials, representatives of Afghan and foreign organisations and embassies, Education Minister Ghulam Farooq Wardak said his ministry would soon be granted FIT membership.

By the year 2019, all Afghan children would be provided education facilities, he said. The minister also shared a three-year working plan of his ministry and the problems ahead with the participants.

Over the next three years, a ministry spokesman said, the number of Afghan students would increase from 7.5 million to 9 million and the number of higher education institutes from 62 to 110. The literacy rate would increase from 26 to 40 percent, Abdul Ghafoor Ghofrani added.

Constructing dormitories, providing schools with more facilities, expanding access to education, particularly for Kuchis (nomads), and promoting girls' education, are the salient featuresinfo-icon of the three-year plan.


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