School students stage protest in Uruzgan
TARINKOT (Pajhwok): High school students on Tuesday staged a protest rally in front of the education department in central Uruzgan province against several problems crippling the education process.
The students gathered in front of the education department’s building in Tarinkot, the provincial capital, and chanted slogan against the education officials, including the director.
They cited the lack of professional teachers, mismanagement, dearth of teaching materials and several other problems that forced them to stage the rally.
Ishansullah, grade 11th student at Syed Alkhan High School in Tarinkot, told Pajhwok Afghan News that officials renewed their promise each year to appoint professional teachers, but they would not do so.
He said the education process was deteriorating with each passing day, but no one seemed concerned about it.
Another student from the same school, Samiullah, said there was only one professional teacher in their school, but the education department wanted to transfer him to another school.
He said they would not allow the lone professional teacher to be snatched from them.
The protesting students complained about the lack of professional teachers, education materials and indiscipline in schools.
Uruzgan education director Ihsanullah Nashir confirmed the shortage of professional teachers and said they needed some time to resolve the issue.
He told Pajhwok Afghan News the issue of professional teachers would resolve after graduation of students from universities.
To resolve other problems, he said, they had appointed a delegation to visit schools and assess problems there.
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