Conflict cripples Kunduz education sector
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): The education career of as many as 138,000 students remains in quandary as security situation could not be fully restored in northern Kunduz province.
Officials at the education department say 119 schools were active before Taliban captured Kuduz City, the provincial capital, and these schools could not be reopened despite government claims the city has been cleared of Taliban.
Education Director Mohammad Rustam Ahmadi told Pajhwok Afghan News education facilities remained safe during Taliban siege of the city, but insurgents looted and damaged other state buildings.
He said 497 schools had been operational in entire Kunduz, imparting education to 432,158 students. In 119 schools of Kunduz City, 138,000 students were enrolled, he added.
According to Ahmadi, most of the teachers and students have fled to other provinces after security situation in the province deteriorated.
He said they did not have exact information where the displaced teachers and students had moved, urging the Education Ministry for special assistance to help re-organise the vital education sector.