KABUL (SW): Academic year for schools began with bell ring with the start of new Lunar year on Thursday here.
CHAGCHARAN (SW): Up to 2500 posts for teachers remain vacant in Ghor province which has left negative impacts on the standard of education in the province.
GARDEZ (SW): Only 33 per cent of schools have buildings in Paktia province; out of 360 schools 120 schools have proper buildings.
PUL-I-KHUMRI (SW): Fate of hundreds of students in Baghlan province hangs in limbo as up to 28 schools in the province might not resume studies in the forthcoming academic year.
KABUL (SW): According to the Ministry of Education (MoE), more than 300 thousand students are likely to appear in the Kankoor (University entrance exams) this year.
KABUL (SW): Samim Habibi, a student at the American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) believes this university guarantees good job prospects.
KABUL (SW): For young Shukria Sultani, the American University of Afghanistan (AUAF)’s rich online library is all she wanted to inspire her for higher studies.
KABUL (SW): Mohammad Haseeb Daudzoy, a student at the Business and Administration faculty at the American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) believes only merit counts at this prestigious academic establishment.
KABUL (SW): The literacy program of the Ministry of Education (MoE) has been set to undergo a change.
KABUL (SW): The Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) has made it clear the degrees and certificates obtained from online sources are not reliable.
KABUL (SW): Nargis Azaryun, a second year political science student at the American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) says this university is ideal for young Afghan girls seeking world class higher education.
KABUL (SW): The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) was established in the year 2006 with only 50 students enrolled. Today, it offers diverse courses to more than 1700 full and part-time students from across Afghanistan.
KANDAHAR CITY (SW): Some fifty thousand students remain deprived of basic education in Kandahar province due to the closure of a number of schools.
HERAT CITY (SW): Combination of impediments has led to the closure of over 40 schools in Heart province.
HERAT CITY (SW): Administration at the Herat University (HU) has decided to ban entry of female students who do not wear the headscarf ‘hijab’.
KANDAHAR CITY (SW): Only two schools are functional for a whole district in Kandahar province that has more than 700 villages comprising of thousands of residents.
KABUL (SW): As the world marks Universal Day of Children, more than three million children in Afghanistan remain deprived of basic education.
PUL-I-ALAM (SW): Ragging violence and outdated norms have confined majority of girls in Logar province to drop out of schools even before graduating.
JALALABAD (SW): Fareeda Momand, Minister for Higher Education and other officials laid the foundation stone for the grand Islamic University of Afghanistan in Nangarhar province on Thursday.
KABUL (SW): The Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) has expressed resolve to bring fundamental reforms in the Kankor [university entrance exam] this year.
Dissolution of departments irk students in Bamyan
KABUL (SW): Salam Watandar has obtained documents that suggest Farooq Wardak, the former Minister of Education, and Muhammad Saeed Mansour, the Education Director for Kabul Directorate of Education embezzled 25 million afghanis from the public fund.
Salam Watandar’s findings indicate that out of 1378 public sector teachers employed in eastern Nuristan province, only three have masters' degree.
the local officials in northern Faryaab province have said that in addition to nine new schools that are going to build in the province, a total of 90 other schools would see facelift in the coming days.
GHAZNI CITY (SW): A number of civil society activists and faculty members of the Ghazni University (GU) expressed fears on Thursday that fundamental ideas were thriving in the campus.
KABUL (SW): Charging the Ministry of Education for not paying enough attention toward bad state of schools in the capital Kabul, a number of civil activists fear that as many as 13 schools are about to be close down in the city.
KABUL (SW): Agha Maluk Sahar has developed multiprone software, which he claims can help eradicate electoral rigging, ensure transparency in banking and Kankor systems (university entrance exams).
Salam Watandar’s findings indicate that a charity organization “Bayat Foundation” has distributed expired foodstuff among the needy school students in Kabul leading to food poisoning.
A number of students protested in Kabul on Wednesday against the abrupt disruption of their studies in southern Uruzgan province.
BAMIYAN CITY (SW): The primary court in central Bamiyan province has sentenced a number of high ranking officials of the education department to prison over corruption charges.
After nearly a decade, Mercury; the smallest planet in our solar system, will once again travel between the Earth and sun that can be viewed between 15:40 and 18:43 Kabul local time on May 9.
Dr. Hafizullah Safi, Public Health Director in northern province Takhar, said that at least 120 schoolgirls at Khanqa Girl School in Rustaq district were poisoned on Wednesday.
The Ministry of Education has joined hand with the Ministry of Hajj and Religious Affairs (MoHRA) to improve the literacy rate in the country.
KABUL (SW): Lack of proper school buildings, books and academic staff in far away provinces has been an endemic issue crippling the education system but now many students in the capital Kabul are faced with similar challenges.
Women Coordination Network, launched a National Campaign for the Elimination of Illiteracy for Women here on Thursday.
FAIZABAD (SW): A number of schools in the areas under the influence of the Taliban in north eastern Badakhshan province have re-opened for the new academic year.
The armed rebels have released a statement and have urged upon the residents to send their children to school.
PUL-I-KHUMRI (SW): Some 50 percent schools in northern Baghlan province do not have proper structures/ buildings, leaving thousands of children to either study in the open air or quit.
This year only 20 thousand students from northern Kunduz city have enrolled in school due to insecurity.
President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has acknowledged that he failed to fulfill the promises he made to the teachers’ community last year, but hoped to make up for it this year.
Khan Wali Adel, who has witnessed patriarchy oppression, and has personally gone through it for the better life of his life but has now stood-up for the right of his sisters to get educated in the south eastern Paktia province.
The Ministry of Culture and Information (MoCI) has established a fund to support and promote literature for children in the country.
A determined man from southern Kandahar province, with his commitment towards education, has helped re-open 31 schools to enable some 24000 children attend school.
No more than four months ago, Saber Hashimi wandered in the streets across central Bamyan with his mobile library featuring books on poetry, fiction and painting.
Officials at the Education Department in southern province Helmand said that 59 percent of school graduates have been deprived of university entrance exam due to insecurity in the province.
The Ministry of Higher Education vowed to have taken necessary measures towards holding transparent university entrance exams “Kanokr” this year.
A number of schools in the southern Helmand province that were closed due to insecurity have been re-opened to students.
GARDEZ (SW): Afghanistan has received millions of dollars in aid for education over the past 14 years but time and again certain facts on the ground prove much of the aid money has gone wasted.
Qader Jamshedi, Head of Literacy at Department of Educationin Baghlan, said that more than 10,000 and 150 students have been graduated during the current year who could now read and write.
Officials at Education Department in southeastern Paktika province said that 75 percent of girls have been deprived of education due to prevailing cultural issues in the province.
KABUL (SW): An impressive 30 percent increase has been witnessed in the numbers of Afghan youth willing to pursue higher education, Salam Watandar has learnt.