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    Unpaid Paktika teachers boycott classes

    SHARANA (PAN): More teachers on Tuesday boycotted classes in government-run schools in southeastern Paktika province to protest non-payment of salaries.


    100 US scholarships for Afghan students

    KABUL (PAN): The US embassy in Kabul on Monday said it had arranged 100 Fulbright scholarships for Afghan students.

    In an exclusive interview, the embassy spokesman told Pajhwok Afghan News the scholarships in five sections would be provided for the 2014 and 2015.


    Takhar teachers rally for land plots

     TALOQAN (PAN): Some teachers on Saturday staged a protest for the allotment of land plots in the Khwaja Bahauddin district of northern Takhar province.


    UINICEF grants education ministry $68.5m

    KABUL (PAN):  The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Saturday agreed to grant $68.5 million to the education ministry, an official said.


    Wardak schools to have new buildings

    KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Education has pledged to reconstruct buildings and boundary walls for 56 schools in central Maidan Wardak province, an official said on Thursday.

    Security and Crime,Education

    3 teachers gunned down in Balkh

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): Three schoolteachers were shot dead by unidentified gunmen in the Dawlatabad district of northern Balkh province, an official said.


    50pc of Ghazni schools sans buildings

    GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Fifty percent of schools in southern Ghazni province are without proper building, an education official said on Wednesday.


    Kabul University opens doors to Turkish students

    KABUL (PAN): Forty students from Turkey have been granted admissions by Kabul University under an agreement between the Ministry of Higher Education and the Afghan-Turk Organization, a senior offic


    3m children still deprived of education

    KABUL (PAN): Despite improvement in the quality of education and staff capacity, three million children remain out of school across the country, Education Minister Ghulam Farooq Wardak said on Satu