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Teachers’ salary issue: Taliban shut over 300 Kunduz schools

Teachers’ salary issue: Taliban shut over 300 Kunduz schools

Apr 19, 2018 - 15:17

KUNUZ CITY (Pajhwok): The Talibaninfo-icon have shut down hundreds of schools in northern Kunduz province which deprived nearly 200,000 students from educationinfo-icon.

A reliable source at the Department of Education, said the Taliban have closed 350 schools in different parts of Kunduz province from the past one month. The Taliban also confirmed closing the schools.

“The Taliban have closed the schools and demanded the salary of the teachers should be issued manually not through the bank,” the source said.”

The education official through the mediation of tribal elders had launched efforts to reopen the closed schools.

Meanwhile, the Provincial Council Member Amruddin Wali said at least 450 schools in Kunduz had been closed by the Taliban. He termed the closure of school a huge problem of Kunduz people.

Another PC member Toryalai Kakar said the government has no plan for the reopening of closed schools.

“The officials should answer; the schools had been closed from the past one month. We want the immediate reopening of the schools.”

Noorullah, not a real name, the student of Dardman School in Qala-i-Zal district, said after the winter recess they did not go back to schools.

“The Taliban do not allow the students and teachers to go to schools, they shut the schools and demanded the salary issue to be resolved,” he said.

The Taliban Spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the schools had been closed because the teachers have been not issued the salary.

“Due to security issues many teachers cannot go to the city to collect their salary from the bank so in order to resolve this problem we have closed the schools,” said Mujahid.

It is pertinent to mention that over 300,000 students were being imparted education in some 507 schools in Kunduz.


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