Tolo News: Over 150 students tested positive for COVID-19 in Herat over the past week, the Herat Health Department said on Tuesday as classes remain packed with students who are not following the necessary health guidelines. The cumulative number of total cases is now 39,870, the number of total reported deaths is 1,479, and the
AP: The World Bank said this week that nearly half of war-torn Afghanistan’s 18,000 schools lack proper buildings and an estimated 3.7 million school-aged children are still out of school — despite massive investment in the country’s education sector. Click here to read more (external link).
By Ayaz Gul VOA News October 4, 2020 ISLAMABAD – The World Bank says almost half of Afghanistan’s 18,000 schools lack proper buildings and an estimated 3.7 million children are still out of the classroom despite massive investment in the education sector. The bank’s country director Sunday urged Afghan leaders to invest more in their people
Tolo News: Shamsia from Kabul has scored the highest (353.185) in this year’s national university entrance exam, the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) announced on Thursday. Shamsia has been accepted at the Kabul Medical University. Of the top 10 students who scored the highest, six are from Kabul province. Click here to read more (external link).
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty September 21, 2020 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai says that “there should be no compromise” on the right to education for Afghan girls in ongoing peace negotiations between the government and Taliban militants. In an exclusive interview with RFE/RL’s Radio Mashaal on September 21, Yousafzai said that “peace is precious”
Tolo News: Figures by the Ministry of Education reveal that at least 7,000 schools in the country remain without buildings in Afghanistan as demand for schools rapidly grows due to increase in population and return of Afghan refugees from other countries. At least 13,000 schools have been built in the country since 2001, according to
Tolo News: The Ministry of Public Health on Monday reported 56 new cases of the coronavirus out of 365 samples tested over the last 24 hours. The number of total cases is now 38,772, the total number of reported deaths is 1,425, and the total recoveries is 32,073. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: All schools were reopened in Afghanistan five months after they were shutdown following the spread of COVID-19 in the country. Based on the government’s reopening strategy, the private schools will be allowed to resume their regular schooling from the first grade to grade 12, while in state-run schools only students in the 10th,
Tolo News: The Ministry of Public Health on Wednesday reported that 76 new cases of the coronavirus were positive out of 418 samples tested over the last 24 hours. So far, 97,199 samples have been tested in government centers and there are 9,297 known active COVID-19 cases in the country, according to data by
Tolo News: 59 percent of the candidates for university entrance exams are girls in Afghanistan’s western province of Herat, according to officials at Herat University. This comes a day after 13,000 candidates appeared for university entrance exam in the province. “This year we accept 567 students from the Kankor (university entrance exam) and another 1,000