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    ANA, ALP men complete counter-IED course

    GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): A group of 18 Afghan security personnel graduated last week from an Explosive Hazardous Reduction Course (EHRC) in the Gilan district of southern Ghazni province, the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force-Afghanistan (CJSOTF-A) said on Saturday.


    Seerat-un-Nabi contest held in Jalalabad

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Hundreds of students and youth participated in a Seerat-un-Nabi (Life of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad) competition in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, on Friday.


    Students shocked as entry test cancelled

    CHARIKAR (PAN): Authorities on Wednesday postponed the university entrance test for an indefinite period in the capital of central Parwan province, citing bad weather.


    Nuristanis demand professional teachers

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A number of residents of eastern Nuristan province on Sunday complained about the absence of professional and competent teachers in educational institutions.


    UK to help evaluate Afghan education system

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The United Kingdom has promised to cooperate with Afghanistan in educating its girls and evaluating the education system, an official said on Friday.


    Students protest as nursing school stays shut

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A nursing school has been closed in protest against the abduction of an engineer with its founding organisation in central Kapisa province, an official said on Wednesday.


    Residents leaving Bakwa in search of facilities

    FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): Residents of the Bakwa district in western Farah province are moving to other places due to the absence of health and education services, officials said on Sunday.


    2,230 appear in Kandahar entry test

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Of the 2,316 registered candidates, 2,230 including 300 girls appeared in the university entry in southern Kandahar province on Sunday, officials said.


    Unfair means alleged in Ghazni entry test

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A number of candidates and civil society activists on Saturday alleged unfair means employed in the university entry test in southern Ghazni province and called for a thorough probe.

    Security and Crime,Education

    Rebel threats force girls to skip entry test

    MAIMANA (PAN): Alleging militant threats, 100 students, including 20 girls, stayed away from a university entry test in northwestern Faryab province, officials said Wednesday.