6 shut schools reopened in Kandahar this year
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A school in the Maiwand district southern Kandahar province has been reopened which was earlier closed due to security reasons over the past few years.
With the newly reopened school the number of total school which had been recently reopened in the current educational year amounted to six in the restive province, an official told Pajhwok Afghan News on Tuesday.
The school was earlier situated in Garmawak locality and had recently shifted to Nawabad area where it was re-launched.
Education department spokesman, Nazar Mohammad Samimi, said the school in Garmawak remained closed for years due to insecurity. Its reopening in the same area was impossible because of insecurity.
He said to reopen the school it was transferred to Nawabad area --where hundreds of nomad Kuchis’ families lived-- from Garmawak.
The primary school was currently functioning at a private land plot and lacked a building. He promised tents and other facilities would be provided to the school.
According to him, nearly 300 students attended classes at the newly reopened school. The students were also distributed with books and stationery.
Samimi said Maiwand district was home to 17 schools; however two of them still remained shut due to insecurity.
With this the number of reopened schools reached to six in Kandahar. Earlier, two night schools and a madrassa was reopened in Khandahar City and two more schools were reopened in Spinboldak district.
As many as 460 schools in Kandahar had been registered with the education department of which 144 had been closed due to insecurity, and lack of qualified teachers in some areas.
Abdul Ghafoor, the resident of Nawabad area, said officials honoured public demands for the establishment of a school but there were no building and professional teachers.
Education official said they had been working for the development of education in the province but the volume of problem was more than their capacity.
Lack of teachers, building for 70 percent schools, books and other materials were the problems being faced by the provincial education department, the officials said.
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