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Paktika: 13 schools reopen after 20 years of closure

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Paktika: 13 schools reopen after 20 years of closure

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Oct 21, 2019 - 13:32

SHARAN (Pajhwok): More than a dozen schools have been reopened in the Khoshamand district of southeastern Paktika province, an official said on Monday.

Mohammad Nasim Wajid, an educationinfo-icon department official, told Pajhwok Afghan News around 27 schools in the district had been closed two decades ago due to insecurity and other issues.

He said at least 13 of the schools were reopened in the wake of mediation from tribal elders. Around 3,046 students will study at the schools.

Efforts were ongoing to reopen the remaining schools as well, said the official, who appeared satisfied with the return of students to classes.

Noorullah, a resident of the area, said: “Some people were also preventing efforts at reopening the schools. He was happy with the reopening of the 13 schools.

He said wealthy people were sending their children to other schools but the poor were unable to do so.

Governor Mujib Rahman Chamkani confirmed the reopening of the 13 schools in Khosahmand district. He promised the construction of buildings for these schools would begin soon.

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