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    Progress claimed in girls’ education in Paktika

    SHARAN (PAN): Residents and education authorities say progress has been achieved with regard to girls’ education in southeastern Paktika province, where two schools for the gender are being constructed this academic year.


    Students worried by teachers' strike

    GARDEZ (PAN): A number of school students in Gardez, the capital of southeastern Paktia province, on Tuesday voiced concerns they might fail an upcoming entry test if teachers continued with their strike.


    Students' handicrafts go on display in Jalalabad

    JALALABAD (PAN): Students of a private higher education institute on Thursday put on display handicrafts made by them during a day-long exhibition in the capital of eastern Nangarhar province.


    India to launch work on Kandahar university

    KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) on Wednesday announced India would launch work on a major science and agro-tech university in a month in southern Kandahar province.

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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.