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    School vacation extended due to hot spell

    KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Education on Wednesday announced extending the summer vacation to Aug 11 due to the ongoing heat wave and the holy month of fasting.


    New curriculum effective from 1st semester

    KABUL (PAN): A revised curriculum was handed over on Sunday to chancellors of universities in Kabul and provinces, the higher education minister said.


    Thousands of Ghor students boycott classes

    CHAGHCHARAN (PAN): Thousands of university and high school students on Wednesday observed a one-day boycott of classes in the provincial capital of western Ghor province to protest the new entry test system.


    Independent committee for entry test proposed

    KABUL (PAN): The Afghanistan University Lecturers Union, demanding early approval of the higher education law, on Tuesday called for the creation of an independent committee to conduct entry tests.


    Education in Logar makes visible progress

    PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): An official in central Logar province said on Tuesday that the vital education sector had achieved visible progress over the past one year.  


    Kandahar University graduates staying jobless

    KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Many university graduates in southern Kandahar province complain they are failing to find jobs in their respective fields.

    Security and Crime,Education

    Education under attack from terrorists: Karzai

    KABUL (PAN): The cause of education is under attack from terrorists on both sides of the Durand Line, the de facto border between Afghanistan and Pakistan, President Hamid Karzai said on Saturday.


    Taliban have failed to silence me: Malala

    KABUL (PAN): A Pakistani schoolgirl, who was shot by militants in the northwestern picturesque valley of Swat last year, said on Friday the extremists had failed to silence her and called for global access to education.


    War dashes education hopes for millions: UN

    KABUL (PAN): Half of the world’s 57 million children out of school live in conflict-affected countries, the UN’s educational agency said on Friday, calling for urgent action on key fronts to address their needs.


    Health institute to have new building

    HERAT CITY (PAN): The foundation stone for the paramedical institute was launched in the western province of Herat on Thursday, officials said.