Pajhwok Services

Photo Service

SMS News Service

Pajhwok combines its expertise and experience in news reporting with a telecom firm and thus reach a wider audience in an 
effective way.

To subscribe: 
English News Update : Send 83 to 824
Dari News Update : Send 84 to 824
Pashto News Update : Send 85 to 824

Election Coverage

Special Mining Page

Afghan Peace Process Special Page

Addvertise With Pajhwok

Daily Newsletter

Language
Sending Time (GMT / Kabul time)

Suggest a Story

Pajhwok is interested in your story suggestions. Please tell us your thoughts by clicking here.

Taliban monitoring schools in Kapisa

Taliban monitoring schools in Kapisa

By
On
Oct 18, 2011 - 15:27

MAHMOOD RAQI (PANinfo-icon): The Talibaninfo-icon have established a 10-member commission to monitor educationinfo-icon in three insecure districts of central Kapisa province, officials said on Tuesday.

Created a week back, commission members visit schools in Alasai, Nijrab and Tagab districts to check textbooks and absenteeism among teachers and students, the Tagab district chief said.

Abdul Hakim Akhunzada told Pajhwok Afghan News more than 15 schools were operating in the insurgent-controlled areas.

Mullahinfo-icon Mohammad, the Alasai district head, said the commission had been observing 24 schools in the district to ensure the presence of teachers and students.

Mahfooz, a schoolteacher, said they were happy with the commission, which had asked education officials to include prayer guides in the syllabus.

A Taliban local commander said the commission was set up after English subjects replaced most of religious education.

Provincial education officials, confirming the establishment of the commission, said no one was allowed to bring changes to the curriculum. However, they acknowledged their inability to control remote areas.   

Abdul Rasoul Safi, deputy director of education, said efforts were being made to prevent the Taliban's influence on education. He called for the deployment of security forces in the areas.

mrh/ma/mud

Tags: 

Related Article


Download “Pajhwok” mobile App, on your smartphone to read and access latest news, features, interviews, videos and photos about Afghanistan.

   

Add new comment

Advertisement

Twitter Update