45 new teachers appointed to Dur Baba schools
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Forty-five new teachers have been appointed to different schools in the Dur Baba district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Tuesday.
In line with special orders from Governor Gulab Mangal, the teachers had been posted to different schools in the district, said Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman.
He added 66 candidates with bachelor’s degrees, 14th and 12th class certificates, appeared in the test. Of them, the spokesman said, 45 were selected on merit.
Rana Gul Shinwari, head of the local youth council, confirmed the appointments, saying the new teachers had not yet assumed charge.
Haji Kaftar Khan, a resident of the district, said teachers earlier used to travel from Jalalabad to the district to teach students.
Residents claimed their collective efforts had led to improved security in the district but education and health issues remained unresolved. They previously blamed the provincial government for failing to initiate uplift projects.
They complained no governor visited the district and proper attention to the social security issues was not paid in the past 15-year.
Haji Farman Gul Shinwari, a local elder, told Pajhwok Afghan News the security situation in Dur Baba was stable, but no quality education and health facilities had been launched in the district yet.
He said district roads were in dilapidated condition and there were no bridges and culverts. In case of rain, the resident said, they were cut off from other parts of the province.
Regarding schools, he said the school buildings were in bad condition. “Many of the buildings are without windows, roofs and boundary walls.”
Separately, the Gul Asghar Khan High School was reopened after 18 months of closure in Achin district. The school had been closed by Daesh (Islamic State) insurgents.
A statement from the governor’s house said a ceremony was arranged for the reopening of the school. Attended by district officials, religious scholars, tribal elders and residents.
District chief Essa Khan Zwak expressed happiness over the reopening of the school and asked authorities concerned to provide necessary materials including books to the school.
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