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90,000 primary students get new books in Ghor

90,000 primary students get new books in Ghor

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Dec 28, 2019 - 18:44

FEROZKOH (Pajhwok): The process of distributing new curriculum books among 90,000 students has been started in western Ghorinfo-icon province, an official said on Saturday.

Educationinfo-icon Director Ahmad Saber Noori at the books distribution ceremony told Pajhwok Afghan News over 273,000 new books would be distributed to primary school students.

He said the new books were for class one to six and would be provided to 90,000 students.

In Ghor, over 280,000 students are enrolled in 804 government schools. Students in the restive province complain about lack of textbooks.

Malalai, a class 10th student in Sultan Razia Ghori High School, said: “This year we were not given books by the school and we had to buy them from the bazaar or borrow them from our friends.”

She hoped the issue of books shortage in Ghor schools would be resolved next educational year, saying most of the families were economically weak and unable to purchase books for their children.

Faridon, who studies in class three at Sultan Shahabuddin Ghori High School, said: “I did not receive mathematics and Dari books this year and then my father purchased them for me.”

The education director acknowledged the issue of lack of books and said with distribution the new books would resolve it.

He said besides lack of books, other issues also hampered the education system like lack of school buildings and professional teachers.

He said out of total 804 schools in Ghor, 145 schools had buildings and the remaining functioned in rented facilities or tents.

Nh/ma

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