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    400 laptop computers distributed to students

    KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Education on Tuesday distributed 400 laptop computers to first and second position holders of fourth, fifth and sixth grades students in Qala-i-Wazir Girls High School in the Bagrami district of Kabul province, officials said.

    Speaking on the occasion, Mohammad Salem Hairan, information technology section head at the education ministry, said the process of distributing laptops to students began in 2009.

    Up to 4,000 students of different schools in Kabul, Baghlan, Herat and Kandahar provinces had so been distributed the laptops, he said.

    Students who obtained laptop computers would be able to share computer knowledge with their classmates through a server existed in the computers, he said.

    About 1,000 another laptop computers would be provided to students of some schools, Hairan said.

    Nabila Salehi, a first grade student of Alfath School said all students should be provided with laptops.

    The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) had donated nearly 5,000 laptop computers over the past two years, Abdul Ghafor Ghofrani, the education ministry spokesman, said.

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