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8 closed schools reopen in Logar’s Mohammad Agha

8 closed schools reopen in Logar’s Mohammad Agha

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Aug 15, 2016 - 15:08

PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Eight schools the Talibaninfo-icon had closed a couple of days ago in the Mohammad Agha district of central Logar province have been reopened, thanks to elders’ help, officials said on Monday.

Logar educationinfo-icon department’s spokesman, Mohammad Shapur Arab, told Pajhwok Afghan News tribal elders played a vital role in reopening of the schools, allowing at least 2000 students both girls and boys to resume studies.

He said the schools included a high school for boys, three middle schools for girls and four primary schools both for boys and girls.

The Mohammad Agha district chief, Naseer Ahmad Amin, also confirmed the schools’ reopening in Surkhab area.

However, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid denied late on Sunday they had ordered closed the schools.

There are 62 schools and religious seminaries in Mohammad Agha and throughout Logar there are 307 schools, enrolling 150,000 students, 50,000 of them girls.

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