Insecurity, cultural restrictions hampering Ghazni education
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Provincial education department official on Wednesday said growing insecurity and tradition related restrictions were hampering education in southern Ghazni province.
In his exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News, Muhammad Abid Abid, director education department, said illiteracy ratio specifically among women was growing in the province due to several restrictions and deteriorated law and order.
On the one hand militants were preventing girls from getting education while on the other most of the families did not allow their girls to attend schools, which were contributing to multiply illiteracy rate in the province.
He lamented around 38 schools had to be closed because of militants’ threats in the past but the strength of nonfunctional schools had now been reduced to great extent following tribal elders intervention and adopting other measures.
None of the school was opened in Nawa district because the town was in control of insurgents since long, he remarked.
He urged people to come out of dark ages and old traditions and strive hard to get their kids educated in this era of global development.
The provincial government, he said had just recently established girls’ schools in Andar district which received large number of students for enrollment.
The education department enrolled 50,000 to 70,000 students this year, he said, adding his department was planning to build nine more schools this year with provision of infrastructure.
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