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    70pc of police personnel illiterate: Salangi

    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.

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    Sangin students to Taliban: Spare our teachers

    LASHKARGAH (PAN): The ongoing insurgency is taking a heavy toll on education in the Sangin district of southern Helmand province, local officials said on Friday.


    Amnesty confers highest award on Malala

    KABUL (PAN): Amnesty International on Tuesday conferred its most prestigious award on Pakistan’s education rights campaigner Malala Yousafzai, who survived a Taliban attack last year.


    Taliban drop aversion to women's education

    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.


    Varsity teachers renew call for entry test body

    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.


    WB wants more girl students in varsities

    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.


    34m books to be distributed to students

    KABUL (PAN): Up to 34 million new textbooks would be distributed to students, as 400 schools remained closed in 11 provinces of the country, officials said on Wednesday.


    World Bank to give Education Ministry $5m

    KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Higher Education on Tuesday said the World Bank (WB) had pledged it $5 million in assistance, with Germany agreeing to set up establish t


    Work on agriculture school begins

    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.


    Edu director accused of moral corruption

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): The education director for northern Balkh province was accused on Saturday of administrative corruption and abusing female employees of the department.