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69 Uruzgan schools remain closed due to insecurity

69 Uruzgan schools remain closed due to insecurity

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May 13, 2015 - 15:58

TARINKOT (Pajhwok): At least 69 schools were closed due to insecurity in central Uruzgan province, an official said on Wednesday.

Mohammad Anwar Amini, deputy educationinfo-icon director, told Pajhwok Afghan News that 69 out of 290 schools had been closed. He added that 19 schools remained close in Trinkot, 16 in Gezab, 18 in Chanarto, 10 in Uruzgan, four in Deh Rud and two in Chori districts. 

Amini also complained about education sector management and absence of professional teachers. The province currently needed at least 1,100 teachers qualified teaching staff.

Amini blamed education director for working three days only in a month in Uruzgan and he preferred to say in Kabulinfo-icon for the rest of the month.

Ihsanullah Nasher, director education, denied the allegations and said he stayed in Kabul to perform his officials’ duties.

According to officials, 71,000 students with 10,000 girls were enrolled in different schools of the province.

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