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Farah school gets new building with WB aid

Farah school gets new building with WB aid

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Jul 06, 2015 - 17:36

FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): With a 17.3 million Worldinfo-icon Bank’s assistance, a new building for the Kahdank High School in the capital of western Farah province has been completed, an official said on Monday.

Provincial Educationinfo-icon Director Eng. Mohammad Sabir Farooqi told Pajhwok Afghan News the building had 10 classrooms and some administrative offices.

He said about 700 students of the school had to study in a girls’ high school building until the new building was completed.

Zahir Shah Khadim, the economy director, said the building cost 17.3 million afghanis.

According to the education department, 128,000 students, 40 percent of them girls, are taught in 320 schools across Farah. Of the schools, 165 have no proper buildings.

Farooqi said buildings for another 40 schools had been approved and construction work on them would be started soon.

Mohammad Kabir Haqmal, the Ministry of Education (MoE) spokesman, said 12,000 construction projects, including school buildings and boundary walls, had been completed over the past decade.

He said currently 17,000 schools were functional in the country out of them 50 percent had buildings.

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