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All schools in Ghazni to have buildings by 2012: official

All schools in Ghazni to have buildings by 2012: official

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Mar 05, 2011 - 15:50

GHAZNI CITY (PANinfo-icon): Construction work on 68 buildings for schools would be launched in southern Ghazni province at the beginning of the new academic year, commencing on March 22, an official said on Saturday.

Funded by Japan, Iran and the Provincial Reconstructioninfo-icon Team (PRTinfo-icon), the buildings will house primary, middle and high schools, Educationinfo-icon Director Hosni Mubarak told reporters.

Visiting Khwaja Omari district, Mubarak said the projects would be implemented in the provincial capital and some districts at an estimated cost of $130,000 (5,868,200 afghanis) as per building.

Each building would have eight to 14 rooms, the official said, adding all schools in Ghazni would have proper buildings by 2012. He said, the total cost of the 68 buildings would be $7 million.

About 567 schools are operational in Ghazni, with 40 percent of them having no proper buildings. Of the 12 schools in Khwaja Omari, only five have buildings, said the district chief, Mohammad Qasim Desiwal. 

He urged the central government to pay head towards the reconstruction and development of the district. The district chief said work on a building for a boys' school was underway and it would take three months to complete.

Local education officials say laboratories and other equipment would be provided to schools during the new academic year.

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