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400 Nangarhar schools sans building: PC

400 Nangarhar schools sans building: PC

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May 27, 2015 - 15:42

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Provincial council head in eastern Nangarhar province on Wednesday rued around 400 schools had no buildings, urging the authorities to pay utmost attention to the crucial sector in the province.

Ahmad Ali Hazrat, Nangarhar provincial council head, while speaking at a gathering said students in these 400 schools faced many challenges.

He said apart from educationinfo-icon department it was important that the Ministry of Education paid attention to resolve the issue. “The Ministry of Education should hire professional teachers for schools situated in remote areas and should also raise their wages.”

Ahmad Ali said lack of qualified teachers in some areas was a major challenge, suggesting that short-term courses and seminars be held for them to upgrade their knowledge.

He urged the residents also to send their children especially girls to school. There are reportedly around 897 schools in the province.

Kabir Haqmal, an official at the Ministry of Education, told Pajhwok Afghan News the process of construction buildings for schools has started across the country. “The ministry has paid attention to this issue.”

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