Al Jazeera | October 10, 2018: Afghanistan’s government is trying new ways to help young men who fought with the Taliban. Some of them are as young as 12 and have been sentenced for offences such as attempted suicide bombing or possessing roadside explosive devices. Prison authorities are converting what were once cells into classrooms, using education and games
Ariana: The Ministry of Education (MoE) says it has the plan of appointing religious scholars as teachers in schools as a move to tackle illiteracy in the country. Some school teachers criticized the Education Ministry over the plan, saying the religious scholars do not have the full capacity of teaching in schools. “Well-experienced individuals should be
Frud Behzan Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty August 17, 2018 Hassan Rahimi recalls the last time he saw Farzana and Atta, his twin daughter and son. He had just ended a grueling shift at a local bakery. It was around noon when he arrived at the family’s cramped, one-room home in Dasht-e Barchi, a poor neighborhood
JALALABAD, Afghanistan, July 15 (Xinhua) — Unidentified armed men set a school on fire in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Nangarhar, the provincial government said in a statement Sunday. “Unknown armed men torched Kiptan Baba Middle School in Bati Kot district at midnight Saturday. The school building was destroyed and all the documents and books inside
Foreign Policy: The unceasing conflict in Afghanistan has destroyed the institutions meant to protect children. “Nearly half of the children aged between 7 and 17 years old — 3.7 million — in Afghanistan are missing out on school,” according to the Afghan Central Statistics Organization’s figures in a UNICEF report published this month. Approximately 2.1 million
1TV: Ghani was speaking during a ceremony to launch mass recruitment exam for teacher positions and posts in the education ministry in Loya Jirga tent in Kabul. The president said that open competition ensures confidence and equality between men and women. Click here to read more (external link). Related 30,000 Candidates Compete For Teaching Posts
Al Jazeera: Despite billions of dollars being poured into girls’ education in Afghanistan, conditions at schools remain rudimentary. Some classes are held under makeshift tents; others are held out in the open, with nothing to buffer the girls from the elements of Afghanistan’s punishing summers and bitter winters. While the girls persevere through rain, hail or shine,
Al Jazeera: 101 East gets rare access to go inside the Sayedul Shohada School in Kabul. We meet the girls desperate to get an education and investigate whether the international community and the Afghan government is failing to honour their promise to educate a generation of girls.
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty June 3, 2018 Almost 3.7 million children in Afghanistan are unable to go to school due to ongoing conflict, poverty, and discrimination against girls, the United Nations’ Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says. The figure, part of the Global Initiative On Out Of School Children report released on June 2, represents almost half
1TV: Closure of the schools in Darqad, Yangi Qala, Khwaja Bahauddin and Khwaja Ghar has affected 11,000 students. The militants closed the schools after their shadow education director was arrested by the government’s intelligence forces. Click here to read more (external link).