KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Interior, launching the second round of an education programme for Afghan National Police (ALP), on Tuesday said more than 70,000 policemen, or 70 percent, were illiterate.
KABUL (PAN): In what appears a major policy shift, a Taliban leader has promised not to confine women to their houses or deprive them of their right education. The movement would not withdraw the protections women had been given over the past decade, he said.
KABUL (PAN): The Afghanistan University Lecturers’ Union on Tuesday renewed its call for the establishment of an independent committee to conduct entrance tests, urging special attention to students in conflict-hit zones.
KABUL (PAN): The World Bank, releasing its report on higher education in Afghanistan, on Saturday asked the government to increase facilities on university campuses to encourage girls' enrolment and stressed the importance of improving skills.
JALALABAD/ASADABAD (PAN): The foundation stone of a professional agriculture high school was laid in eastern Nangarhar province on Sunday, when a recreational park was opened in neighbouring Kunar, officials said.