Jahantab Ahmadi became a viral sensation on the Afghan web after she was photographed nursing her infant daughter while taking her university entrance exam. She passed the exam — and became the subject of a crowdfunding effort to help her pay her university fees. (RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan / March 23, 2018)
Tolo News: Families and students of Afghan-Turk schools in eastern Nangarhar province gathered on Saturday and said Afghan-Turk Schools have become a victim of politics. The management of the schools was officially handed over to the Turkish education ministry last month. Click here to read more (external link).
There’s a new library in Kabul, Afghanistan, but this one has wheels, part of a wider plan to promote reading and literacy for the children and teenagers of Kabul. As VOA’s Sayed Hasib Maududi reports, those who want to read a good book just need to look for the blue bus. Faith Lapidus narrates.
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty February 26, 2018 Turkey has taken control of 12 schools in Afghanistan run by an organization linked to U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom Ankara blames for a failed coup in 2016. The Afghan-Turk schools will now be run by Turkey’s state educational foundation Maarif, defying opposition by Afghan students and
Millions of people saw our report on a 13-year-old Afghan boy supporting a family of nine, and many decided to help. Now he goes to school and has a normal childhood. (RFE/RL’s Afghan Service)
December 13, 2017 RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan Reports from Kabul say Afghan security forces have detained four teachers and raided a school allegedly linked to a U.S.-based cleric Ankara blames for orchestrating a failed coup last year. Security forces detained one Afghan and three Turkish teachers while they were on their way to a girls
IWPR: Although 25-year-old Nazia has a university degree and is desperate to find work, she spends her days at home raising chickens and tending cattle. The mother-of-three, who lives in the village of Taqi Shah in Logar’s Pul-e Alam district, said that after completing her high school education in Afghanistan she went on to graduate in
The Hindu: Back home in Aghanistan, she is known as the ‘mother of education’. The 67 year old Sakena Yacoobi runs six private schools, one private hospital, 350 learning centres, eight clinics and an orphanage in Afghanistan. Around 14.5 million have studied in her centres till now and 3000 teachers have undergone training by her. And
Tolo News: The Taliban controls at least 200 schools in insecure districts in Herat, local officials said on Tuesday. Chairman of the Herat education department Ahmad Razaq Ahmadi has confirmed the report and said he is satisfied with the monitoring of these schools by the Taliban in their strongholds. Responding to Ahmadi’s remarks about the Taliban,
1TV: The country-wide appointment of teachers in Afghanistan is largely on the basis of influence, or nepotism and bribery, not on the basis of merit, an anti-corruption watchdog said in a report. The Independent Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Committee carried out 542 interviews and conducted 160 Focus Group Discussions in 10 provinces including Kabul, Herat, Nangarhar,