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    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.

    Accidents & Disasters,Education

    Kabul schoolgirl stabbed

    KABUL (PAN): A high schoolgirl was stabbed in Kabul on Monday, an official said, adding police had launched an investigation into the incident.


    55 students graduate from agro faculty

    KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Fifty-five students on Saturday graduated from animal husbandry, plant protection and agronomy departments and given away degrees at a ceremony on the university campus in southern Kandahar province.


    Comprehensive plan being devised for entry test

    KABUL (PAN): An independent department is being established to conduct university entrance tests as part of the Higher Education Ministry’s new comprehensive plan to overcome challenges hindering the exam process, an official said on Wednesday.


    Paktia teachers long for land plots

    GARDEZ (PAN): Schoolteachers in southern Paktika province say they have been waiting over the past six years for the allotment of land plots by the education department.

    Security and Crime,Education

    Helmand Education Dept’s land grabbed

    LASHKARGAH (PAN): Local warlords have seized 150 acres of land belonging to the Department of Education in southern Helmand province, an official alleged on Sunday.


    50 schoolgirls poisoned in Paktia

    GARDEZ (PAN): Fifty girl students fell ill and were hospitalised after drinking water from a well inside their school in the Samkani district of southeastern Paktia province on Wednesday, an official said.


    Fibre optic network set up at Kabul University

    KABUL (PAN): With establishment of the Afghanistan Research Educational (AfgRE) Centre at the Kabul University on Tuesday, five public-sector universities were connected to regional and international fibre optic networks.


    5 schools in Herat, Logar get buildings

    HERAT CITY/PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): New buildings for five schools are being constructed in western Herat and central Logar provinces, officials said on Thursday.