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Many Ghazni schools being controlled by Taliban

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Hamida Gulistani

Many Ghazni schools being controlled by Taliban

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Dec 12, 2012 - 19:13

GHAZNI CITY (PANinfo-icon): Seventy percent of schools in southern Ghazni province are under Talibaninfo-icon’s control, a public representative and teachers said on Wednesday.

Most schools in the Karabagh district were being controlled by the insurgents, provincial council member Hamida Gulistani told Pajhwok Afghan News.

The rebels ran the schools and hired teachers of the choice, she said, claiming: “I have documents to substantiate my assertion.”

She blamed the educationinfo-icon director for his inefficiency dereliction of duty, demanding the official be sacked to promote the cause of education.

Aslami, a school worker in the district, said: “A student can’t migrate from one school to another without approval from the Taliban Commission.”

English and Science subjects have been changed to Arabic and Islamic Studies, he revealed, calling the move an instance of brazen interference from the militants.

But Education Director Ehsanullah Nashir vehemently denied the allegation. “Taliban are not interfering in schools, although they control some areas,” he said.

“Principals of all schools have been hired by the education directorate, not by Taliban,” the official maintained.

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