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Kandahar officials vow improved education despite challenges

Kandahar officials vow improved education despite challenges

Sep 06, 2018 - 19:56

KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The new educational year was formally inaugurated in southern Kandahar province on Thursday, at a time when 123 schools are closed and many schools are without buildings, teachers and textbooks.

The educational year was launched at a gathering at the Fazel Kandahari High School where Deputy Governor Abdul Hanan Munib, Educationinfo-icon Director Abdul Qader Paiwastoon and a number of other provincial officials took part.

Paiwastoon in his address said the Education Department was trying to reopen the closed schools and vowed to improve the overall education sector despite challenges. He said Kandahar has 470 schools out of which 153 schools were closed.

Last year 50 closed schools were reopened and efforts were on to reopen the remaining 103 schools, he said.

He said thousands of more teachers were needed besides the existing 4,800 teachers. Some teachers have been recently appointed on a contract basis to meet the demand, he added.

In Kandahar, he said, of 207 schools in Kandahar 351 have buildings. In addition, the existing buildings need repair and 33 schools were repaired during the summer recess.

Provincial Council Head Haji Syed Jan Khakrezwal asked the government and education department officials to pay attention to the quality of education.

He said more work was needed in far-flung areas to provide children the chance to study.


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