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Kandahar education dept seeks centre support to reopen closed schools

Kandahar education dept seeks centre support to reopen closed schools

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Aug 23, 2018 - 15:00

KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Local educationinfo-icon officials in southern Kandahar province have say if the support of Education Ministry was available they are ready to facilitate and reopened all the closed schools.

Education year in Kandahar and some other provinces with hot weather begin in early September.

As many as 153 schools had been closed in Kandahar due to different reasons out of them 50 were reopened in the last educational year while 123 still remained close.

Kandahar Education Director Abdul Qader Paiwastoon says they are ready to reopen the remaining closed schools in this education year provided that the Education Ministry should provide teachers and other financial support to the schools.

He said total 470 schools are available in Kandahar out of which 150 were closed from the past few years while 23 reopened last year.

Paiwastoon asked the Education Ministry to resolve the lack of teachers and book issues of the province so that they could reopened more closed schools.

He also said most of the school buildings were in deteriorated condition and needed rehabilitation.

Paiwastoon expressed concern over the state of girls education in Kandahar and said challenges in the way of girls education still existed.

Most of the families, he said due cultural restraints and existing challenges were unable to complete education on their children.

Girl schools have been separated from boys, womeninfo-icon personnel and teachers had been appointed to girls schools and public awareness had been intensified to persuade girls education in the province.

Talking about the eradication of corruption he said efforts had been made to control and eliminates corruption.

According to Paiwaston the transfer of salaries of school teachers in Arghandab and Daman district had been converted to banking system.

While regarding teachers whose salaries have not been converted to the baking system said these teachers should be approved by the district chief then their salaries could be issued.

He said there were no schools in Ghorak, Shorawak and Registan district of Kandahar.

Around 300,000 students, including 79,000 girls have been getting education in different Kandahar schools.

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