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Khost local councils play vital role in education boost

Khost local councils play vital role in education boost

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Apr 08, 2015 - 19:17

KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): As many as 250 local councils have been established in six districts of northern Kunduz province to support the educationinfo-icon process, an official said on Wednesday.

Education Director Mohammad Zahir Nazm said the councils had an effective role in promotion of education in the war-affected province in recent years. Despite clashes, schools were functional and students attending classes, he added.

He told Pajhwok Afghan News the councils spearheaded by tribal elders and locals had been tasked with ensuring security for schools in their respective areas and encouraging children towards education.

Around 50 to 60 local councils have been established in each district to support education.

The council members confirmed their role in promotion of education and security for schools was important. Enzar Gul, one of the council members from Dasht-i-Archi district, said their locality was insecure and there was the possibility of attacks on schools anytime.

Gul Khan Zyarmal, the principal of Amir Mohammad Shaheed High School in Khanabad district, said the creation of local councils had helped improve the education system by enabling student to have access to bookstores, labs and other extra-curriculum activities.

According to provincial education department officials, as many as 30,000 students are enrolled in 450 schools in Kunduz.

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