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    Shariah PhD programme launched in Nangarhar

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The University of Nangarhar has become the first-ever Afghan educational institute launching a Shariah PhD programme, an official said on Thursday.


    Edu ministry seeks international help

    KABUL (Pajhwok): More than 4.5 million Afghans attended literacy training courses during the past 12 years but seven million people remain deprived of education, official said on Monday.

    Security and Crime,Education

    Kidnapped public rep, headmaster found dead

    FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): Bullet-riddled bodies of a district council chief and a school headmaster were found two days after they had been kidnapped by armed insurgents in western Farah province, officials said on Thursday.


    Girls’ inter-school competitions held in Khost

    KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): An inter-school competition among girls’ students in southeastern Khost province was held on Wednesday, with officials expressed optimism that such competitions would help multiply educational activities in the province.


    Kandahar students no more without books: official

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Primary schoolchildren have been without text books in southern Kandahar province over the past six years, a problem now stands resolved, an official said on Monday.


    120 Helmand schools to reopen in 2 weeks

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Closed due to insecurity, about 120 schools are being reopened in various parts of southern Helmand province next academic year beginning two weeks later, the education director said on Sunday.


    Kabul University students take out protest rally

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A number of Kabul University students on Saturday staged a protest demonstration against one year repeat study and transferring some students to other universities as punishment to those involved in a fighting on the campus.


    129 Afghans to study in Japan varsities

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE), Embassy of Japan and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) have agreed to send 129 civil servants to Japan this year for earning Master's degrees.


    Kandahar students pay bribes for certificates

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Students in southern Kandahar province complained on Sunday that they had to bribe education department officials for getting their 12th grade certificates.


    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.