Quran memorisation centre gets new building
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): A new building has been construction for a Quran memorisation centre in the Greshk district of southern Helmand province, an official said Tuesday.
Deputy Governor Mohammad Jan Rassoulyar told the inauguration ceremony that the building was constructed by the District Development Programme (DDP) at a cost of 7.7 million afghanis in three years.
He said that hundreds of students would benefit from the learning centre and no one would need to go to Pakistan for higher studies.
Sometimes scholars, who are preaching against the government, should try to put youth on the right path, Rassoulyar added. “The religious scholars should carry discharge responsibility by guiding people in the right direction.”
Education Director Abdul Matin Jafar said the building should have been completed two years ago but the delayed was caused by negligence of the construction company.
He said the Islamic education centre had eight rooms where 560 students could attend classes simultaneously. In addition to Islamic subjects, students would also study science books, Jafar added.
Another education official, Maulvi Mohammad Nabi, said 162 seminaries were functional in the province but they were not registered despite requests from scholars.
A teacher at the center, Abdur Rauf, hoped the project would resolve their problems. But he said that a water supply system and a boundary wall were badly needed. He hoped officials would also pay attention to the needs.
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