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Taliban enforce own curriculum in Kunduz schools



Taliban enforce own curriculum in Kunduz schools

Sep 22, 2016 - 11:13

KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Public representatives say the Talibaninfo-icon have enforced their own curriculum in schools in areas under their control in northeastern Kunduz province.

A provincial council member, Amruddin Wali, told Pajhwok Afghan News 20 schools had been closed as result of insecurity in the Hazrat Sultan area of Kunduz City and Dasht-i-Archi district.

He said the militants had imposed their own curriculum in schools in their area while a number of other institutes in unstable localities had been converted into the battlefield.

Schoolteachers and principalsin Taliban-controlledareas were also recruited by militants, claimed Wali, who expressed concern at the militarisation of schools. The situation had left a negative effect on the educationinfo-icon process in Kunduz, he complained.

The provincial council’s deputy head, Toryalai Kakar, also voiced apprehension about the situation, saying the Taliban influenced the education sector in more than 50 percent areas of the province.

Firoz, a teacher in Dasht-i-Archi district, verified the closure of many schools in the town. Some schools are functional but they are controlled by Taliban, who have implemented their own curriculum.

The Taliban opposedteaching the subject of culture only, he said, claiming the rebels fined the teachers who remained absent.

But Education Director Mohammad Rustam Ahmadi rejected the claims the Taliban controlled schools. He did confirm insecurity in the province had left negative impact on the education process.He said some schools stayed shut as result of insecurity only for a temporary time.

Only three schools in Dasht-i-Archi district and three others in Hazrat Sultan and Pul Achin areas of Kunduz City are closed due to insecurity, he said. Schools in areas under Taliban’s sway were open and girls up to sixth grade allowed to allowto attend classes.

Provincial police chief, Brig. Gen. Qasim Jangalbagh, confirmed Afghan forces used educational institutes in fighting against the insurgents.

“The Afghan forces do use educational institutes as military centres in some areas, but they are reopened after the security situation gets better,”

“We don’t have exact numbers of the schools closed. Our personnel use schools only in case of need,” the police chief explained.

The Kunduz Education Department says currently more than 329,000 students including 124,000 girls are enrolled in 500 schools across the province.



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