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Govt urged to improve girls’ education in Paktika

Govt urged to improve girls’ education in Paktika

Nov 29, 2015 - 16:54

SHARANA (Pajhwok): The womeninfo-icon’s affairs director for southeastern Paktika province on Sunday asked the government to provide equal educationinfo-icon facilities for girls and boys across the country.

Bibi Hawa expressed these views while speaking at a conference held by UNICEF in Sharana, the capital of Paktia province.

“Education is must on Muslim women and men so females should also be facilitated to get education,” she said.

She added she was ready to cooperate with relevant departments in paving the ground for women education in Paktika.

Semini Gul, a teacher from Sarobi district, said in addition to districts, some areas of the provincial capital also lacked girls schools.

“Most of the girls are deprived of education as a result of insecurity, negative culture and inattention of the government,” she said, asking the government to pay special attention to females’ education.

Paktika education director Kuchai Zazai said he had always tried to facilitate girls’ education.

“Women who want to serve as teachers, we will provide them $600 to $1,000 in monthly salaries,” he said.

Local Paktika officials say around 25,000 girls have been getting education in the province.



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