New buildings for schools open in Samangan
AIBAK (PAN): Newly-constructed buildings for six schools were on Wednesday inaugurated in northern Samangan province, officials said.
The structures included two for secondary schools in Lailia and Daimardad villages, two for primary schools in Sarshorab and Kham Howz villages of Darah Dara Sauf Bala district and the remaining two for primary schools in Qadam Ali and Shalkatoy Afghania villages of Hazrat Sultan district, an official said.
Funded by the World Bank, the buildings cost $192,000 (8.6 million afghanis) and took one year to complete, provincial head of the national programme for the improvement of education quality, Mohammad Omar Stanikzai, told Pajhwok Afghan News. The schools each had four to six rooms.
Dara Sauf Bala education director, Hussain Ali Sikandari, said the projects would accommodate 1,500 students.
Abdul Jabar Mayar, deputy provincial education director, said 28 school buildings, costing $1 million, had been completed under the programme across the province.
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