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    Taliban take kidnapped teachers to Pakistan

    GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): The Taliban have taken to Pakistan 10 of the 34 Kandahar University teachers they kidnapped two weeks ago, an official said on Tuesday.


    Etisalat’s 7th Quran Contest set to commence

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The preliminary round of the Etisalat Annual Quran contest began in five zones across Afghanistan on Monday.

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    Ghor education sector hostage to warlords

    FEROZKOH (Pajhwok): The education sector in western Ghor province has been facing problems ranging from warlords’ interference to a shortage of professional teachers, textbooks and school buildings, depicting a bleak future for students.


    Zainullah, who made robotic excavator, honoured

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A 10-year old boy, who made a robotic excavator, was on Tuesday offered an apartment and an opportunity to study in Kabul instead of his home province of Logar or abroad.


    Edu institutions to remain shut from June 10-15

    KABUL (Pajhwok): In line with the runoff ballot slated for June 14, all educational institutions to stay closed from June 10 to 15 throughout the country, the Ministry of Education (MoE) said on Monday.

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    24 closed schools reopen in Kunduz

    KUNDUZ (Pajhwok): At least 24 schools closed due to security concerns in Dasht-i-Arche district of northern Kunduz province reopened on Saturday, the Ministry of Education announced.


    Ghazni schools without buildings, books

    GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): More than half of schools in southern Ghazni are without buildings and students are faced with a shortage of textbooks, an official said on Thursday.


    Uruzgan education sector in deep trouble

    TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): As many as 67 schools have been closed due to escalating insecurity and other problems in central Uruzgan province, plunging the education sector in deep trouble, residents and officials said on Saturday.

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    Tagab militants bar girls from school

    MAHMUD RAQI (Pajhwok): Residents of the Tagab district in central Kapisa province say Taliban insurgents have not been allowing girls to attend school.


    18 MPPA graduates awarded degrees

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The first graduates of a national leader development programme, financed by the United States, received advanced diplomas in Public Policy and Administration from Kabul University on Wednesday.