Pakistani curriculum taught at Paktika private schools

SHARANA (Pajhwok): Some residents of the Barmal district of southeastern Paktika province on Monday claimed Pakistani curriculum was taught to students in the district’s private schools.

Rohullah, a resident of the district, told Pajhwok Afghan News that private schools in the district had long been teaching Pakistani curriculum to their students instead of Afghanistaninfo-icon’s.

He said: “The issue has been several times shared with authorities concerned, but the problem remains”.

Mohammad Akbar, 14, a 5th grade student at the private Imdadia School, also confirmed they were taught the Pakistani curriculum.

“We all know about 14th August as Pakistaninfo-icon’s independent day, but we don’t about the Afghanistan Independent day date and how is it celebrated”.

A number of other students of the district confirmed the issue and urged solution to it at the earliest possible.

But the Imdadia School’s director Mualvi Noor Rahman told Pajhwok their area lacked government schools and they had enrolled students who previously studied across the Durand Lineinfo-icon.

“These studies were previously taught Pakistani textbooks and after they were admitted to our school, we started teaching them the same books.”

Meanwhile, a teacher at the Daoma children private school in Malkashi locality of the district, who wished go unnamed, also confirmed to Pajhwok that Pakistani curriculum system was taught in their school.

He said they had several times demanded teaching in the Afghanistan curriculum, but no one heard and thus they continued teaching Pakistani curriculum in their school.

But some sources told Pajhwok that the mentioned schools have direct formal link with Pakistan and their students were sent to South Waziristan’s headquarters Wana for further educationinfo-icon.

When asked about the issue, provincial education director Mehrabuddin Shafaq told Pajhwok he had no information if Pakistani curriculum was taught in private schools in the Barmal district, but they would seriously investigate the issue.

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