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50 Kunduz schools reopen as security improves

50 Kunduz schools reopen as security improves

Aug 02, 2015 - 16:14

KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Fifty schools closed in Chardara, Aliabad, Dasht-i-Archi and Gor Tepa districts of northern Kunduz province have reopened after a marked improvement in the security situation, an official said on Sunday.

Abdul Karim Wahdat, a senior official of the educationinfo-icon department, told Pajhwok Afghan News 500 students had been deprived of education due to the closure of the schools.

He said the schools had been reopened following mediation by tribal elders, who paved the way for the students to appear in midterm examinations.

According to Wahdat, the schools in the areas under Talibaninfo-icon’s control had also been reopened after hectic efforts by local elders. The officials lamented that insecurity left negative impact on the education sector.

Masuma, a girl student, said she had stopped attending school after a clash erupted in the area. She added her family had fled to a safer place and settled in Kunduz City, the provincial capital.


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