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Nearly half of Logar schools without buildings

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Nearly half of Logar schools without buildings

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Mar 22, 2016 - 15:47

PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Nearly half of the schools in central Logar province have no buildings of their own and students are taught at rented houses, the educationinfo-icon director said on Tuesday.

Mohammad Akbar Stanikzai told Pajhwok Afghan News during an exclusive interview that the education process in Logar had been good last solar yearinfo-icon when they were able to provide balance and quality education to students.

“Our big problems include a shortage of teachers, lack of boundary walls around girls schools in some areas and that a number of schools have no buildings,” the education director said.

Of the total 305 schools and religious seminaries across Logar, 118 lack buildings and another 70 are without boundary walls and students of schools lacking own buildings are taught in rented houses, according to Stanikzai.

He said schools in many areas were without water wells and students had to face problems.

The director said he had all these issues discussed with the Ministry of Education and the governor’s house and efforts were underway to resolve them.

All schools in Logar province were open and there was no problem in this regard, Stanikzai concluded.

A resident of Panjpai area of Kharwar district, Ziarmal, told Pajhwok Afghan News all schools in the district were operational, but some schools lacked buildings.

Obaidullah, a third class student at Haroonkhel middle school in Pul-i-Alam, the provincial capital, said: “Our school has no building of its own and we are shifted from one rented house to another each year. It makes our going to school difficult.”

The provincial council’s deputy director, Mohammad Qasim Khoshiwal, told Pajhwok Afghan News it was responsibility of the government to provide every facility students needed for education.

“The education’s quality and process has been good in Logar. We have inspected all the districts, there is no ghost school as well.”

There are some 135,000 students, including 50,000 girls, enrolled to schools across Logar province.

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