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    Some Paktika schools to have playgrounds

    SHARAN (Pajhwok): Playground for 16 schools in southeastern Paktika province would be constructed at a cost of $350,000 in the current year, an official said on Saturday.


    Hundreds of disabled trained on phone repairs

    KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Hundreds of disabled and jobless youth in southeastern Khost province have completed a mobile phone repairs training programme, an NGO official said on Friday.


    Paktika schools still without textbooks

    SHARAN (Pajhwok): More than six months into their academic year, students of primary schools are still facing an acute shortage of textbooks in southeastern Paktika province, officials said on Monday.


    Work on first-ever girls’ hostel launched

    MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Construction work on the first-ever girls’ hostel on the university campus was launched in northwestern Faryab province, an official said on Monday.


    Nationwide book distribution drive begins

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Education has started distributing 34 million textbooks to students of class one, Deputy Minister Ghulam Jilani announced on Saturday.


    Badakhshan University gets new facilities

    FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Badakhshan University officially got new facilities for four faculties, administrative offices, classrooms 200 students and dormitories, the German Cooperation with Afghanistan said on Saturday.


    Taliban have closed all schools in Mianshin: official

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Insecurity, lack of healthcare services and schools are the main problems being faced by residents of the Mianshin district of southern Kandahar province, the district chief has said.


    Education improves in insecure Kapisa towns

    MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Most of the problems facing the education sector in militancy-hit districts of central Kapisa province have been resolved for the first time during the past 12 years, teachers and students say.


    Millions plundered in name of salaries

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Residents claim tens of thousands of afghanis, which are released by the education department in the name of teacher salaries, end up in pockets of a few individuals in the Maroof district of southern Kandahar province.

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    Militants steal Nangarhar teachers' salaries

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): In a brazen attack, militants have snatched teacher salaries worth 900,000 afghanis that were being transferred to Haska Mena district from Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Wednesday.