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Literacy classes for nomads next year

Literacy classes for nomads next year

Mar 03, 2012 - 19:39

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon):  The first-ever literacy classes for nomads would be started next solar yearinfo-icon across the country, an official said on Saturday.

Mobile, semi-mobile and permanent classes for nomadic families are part of the project beginning March 21, the literacy department head at the Ministry of Educationinfo-icon, Allah Baz Jam, told a three-day workshop that began in Kabul under the title “Finalisation of policy on Kuchiinfo-icon literacy classes.”

Nomad Affairs Adviser at the department, Mustafa Ahmadzai, said mobile classes would be carried out for families who used to migrate from one area to other, but semi-mobile classes were based on seasonal changes.  

He said nomadic families having established permanent houses would be introduced to stable classes, adding an already prepared draft policy on the project would be given a final shape at the workshop,.

Lawmakers, representing Kuchi families at the Wolesi Jirgainfo-icon in 20 provinces and officials of the education ministry attended the workshop, according to Allah Baz Jam.

Up to 2.4 million nomadic families are living in 20 provinces, with 98 percent of them having no acess to education.



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