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9 new schools open in Kabul, Bamyan

9 new schools open in Kabul, Bamyan

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Apr 14, 2013 - 22:54

KABULinfo-icon/MAMYAN (PANinfo-icon): Nine newly-constructed buildings for schools, benefitting more than 14,000 students, have been inaugurated in central Kabul and Bamyan provinces, officials said on Sunday.

Four buildings -- two for high schools, one for a middle boys school and one for a girls school -- were inaugurated in Dara-i-Ali, Maroof and Sabz Dara areas of Yakawlang district of Bamyan, the educationinfo-icon director, Mohammad Raza Ada, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

The structures having 50 classrooms with furniture, 14 administrative rooms, 28 latrines, retaining walls and water wells could house 1500 male and female students, he said.

Three of the buildings cost $1 million with financial support from Japan while the fourth cost $120,000 funded by an Italian lady, Marco, he said.

“The aim is to provide children with education facilities in areas which have long been neglected,” Marco told the inauguration ceremony.

Separately, new buildings for five schools were inaugurated in Khwaja Boghra and Panjsad Family locality of Khairkhana neighbourhood of Kabul.

The schools have 120 classrooms, retaining walls, furniture and cost 50 million afghanis to complete with Japanese assistance, said Education Minister Ghulam Farooq Wardak.

He told the inauguration ceremony for the Khwaja Boghra high school that the new schools would enable 12500 male and female students to find access to education. He said the construction took two years to complete.

Wardak also laid the foundation stones of another two buildings -- one in Arya Town and the second for Maulana Jalaluddin Mohammad Balkhi Girls High School in Kabul.

He said the project would cost 30 million afghanis pledged by Japan and the Ministry of Education, adding 1500 students would benefit from the facilities.

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