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.
By RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan: Afghan children must have IDs to go to school. And each family must have a permanent residence in order to get their IDs. Many members of the Jogi minority, a formerly nomadic people, have neither, and are unable to vote, own land, or attend school.
The New York Times: … 2017 graduating class saw 60 of 65 graduates accepted to Afghanistan’s public universities, a 92 percent college entrance rate. Two-thirds of those accepted were girls. A couple of years earlier, 97 percent of the graduates went to college. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: Save the Children’s annual Global Childhood Report released on Tuesday shows that two out of five children are not in school in Afghanistan. The report says that Afghanistan is ranked 157th among 176 countries on children’s access to health care, education, nutrition and protection – as well as child labour, child marriage, displacement due
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty May 28, 2019 The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says militant attacks on schools in Afghanistan increased almost threefold last year, making it increasingly difficult to ensure education for children in many parts of the country. The agency, which promotes education and children’s rights, said in a report on May 28
By Ron Synovitz Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty May 7, 2019 Khalida Khorsand, a 35-year-old rights activist from the western Afghan city of Herat, is skeptical about Taliban claims that it has dispensed with its strict rules against girls’ education and women working. The militant Islamic group made the declaration in the midst of recent peace
Ariana: Nearly four million children are deprived of education in Afghanistan, though President Ashraf Ghani vowed this year to improve the quality of education in the country. The Law on Protection of Child Rights was officially launched on Sunday by Afghanistan’s Second Vice President Sarwar Danish and other government and non-government officials in Kabul. Speaking at
Tolo News: Based on the study, 32 percent of six-member families had only one working person. The study shows that 48 percent of families have no educated woman. The level of multidimensional poverty, according to the study, ranges from a low of 12 percent in Kabul to a high of 81 percent in Badghis province in
Tolo News: Afghanistan’s Ministry of Education on Saturday announced the start of the new school year and said that more than one million new students will be enrolled in at least 18,000 schools across the country. The ministry’s statistics show that at least nine million students are attending schools across Afghanistan. Click here to read more (external link).
RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan: Mohibullah can’t walk, and his parents can’t afford a wheelchair for him. But this 9-year-old in Afghanistan’s Uruzgan Province is determined to go to school, no matter what.