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
Tolo News: Despite low numbers of daily cases reported by the Public Health Ministry, doctors said Tuesday that the number of COVID-19 patients in Kabul hospitals has increased following the Eid days. The doctors warned that inattention to the COVID-19 threat will create a crisis in the country. Click here to read more (external link).
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty: In Afghanistan’s Badakhshan Province, more children are working in the poppy fields and selling opium after schools were shut because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
1TV: Nearly three-quarters of children in Afghanistan simply want to go back to school and play with their friends, according to a survey by Save the Children. With schools in Afghanistan closed since 14 March to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, approximately 10 million children have had their education interrupted and many without access to
1TV: Saudi Arabia has pledged to build 100 religious schools in Afghanistan and has approved financing of 35 development plans. Riyadh will also build a hospital in Afghan capital Kabul, worth $30 million, Saudi ambassador while meeting with Afghan Senate speaker. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: The Ministry of Public Health on Monday reported 271 new positive cases of the coronavirus from 761 samples tested over the last 24 hours. The number of total cases is now 31,238, the total reported deaths are 733, and total recoveries are 13,934. Click here to read more (external link). Related Taliban reopen
Human Rights Watch: Pandemic Creates New Barriers for Women and Girls Already Facing Deep Inequality – Afghanistan’s schools were in crisis before the pandemic. The number of children studying is falling in many provinces as conflict escalates and donor funding ends. Girls were already behind; Afghanistan has many more schools for boys than girls, and
Tolo News: The Ministry of Public Health on Sunday reported 791 new positive cases of COVID-19 from 1,427 samples tested in the last 24 hours. The total number of known deaths from COVID-19 in the country is 357 and the total recovered cases are 1,875, according to the ministry. Click here to read more (external
Ariana: The Ministry of Education has launched a distance learning website for school students, an alternative plan for education service delivery during the pandemic in Afghanistan. The ministry said Thursday that it has launched the online education services as the lockdown continues across the country. “This website is accessible from today and the educational programs
CNN: The American University of Afghanistan is drawing up plans to shut down next year, a casualty of anticipated US government budget slashing of the school’s steady stream of funding, three sources familiar with the planning tell CNN. The university is widely regarded as a top university in Afghanistan and the only one that provides a Western-style education.