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PUL-I-ALAM (SW): Ragging violence and outdated norms have confined majority of girls in Logar province to drop out of schools even before graduating.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.
PUL-I-ALAM (SW): A number of religious scholars and residents in Logar province informed of Taliban`s preconditions for girl`s education in Logar and welcomed the preconditions.
Eager to get educated and serve the nation shoulder to shoulder with the men, women and girls in south eastern Khost province seek education even at evening schools.
Twenty young Afghan women showcased the mobile apps they have built through a two months long hands-on training and capacity building program.
Farida Momand, Minister for Higher Education told the Masharano Jirga (upper house) on Sunday that 134 teachers in various public universities would soon retire in line with the new decree.
Officials at the Education Department in Logar province have said that 25 girls’ schools and 3 girls’ madrasas that were previously closed due to militancy have been reopened.
Monograph, a specialist work of writing on a single subject is considered as the final and arguably the most important assignment for a student before obtaining the degree but it has been observed that repetition of subjects and foul play have seriously marred its image.
The Dean for the Faculty of Medicine at the Kabul University has closed the faculty for students in protest against the government decision regarding the cardio hospital in the faculty.
Officials at the Ministry of Education informed of publishing 2.2 million new text books for schools across the country.
GENEVA (SW): A teacher who has dedicated her life to educating Afghan refugee girls, challenging cultural sexism by setting up classes in a makeshift tent, has won a special prize awarded by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
JALALABAD (SW): Afghanistan Innovation Labs (iLabs) 2015 in Jalalabad wrapped up on Saturday after creating unique innovative technology solutions for Afghanistan’s most critical social problems.
HERAT CITY (SW): Some five hundred female students have reportedly fainted during the last five days in western Herat province that has raised concerns about this recurring phenomenon.
KABUL (SW): The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on Sunday launched a comprehensive project to provide literacy opportunities for thousands of children in far away remote areas of the Afghanistan.
KABUL (SW): Nusrat Rahimi, spokesman for the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting MoIB expressed fear on Monday that the millions of dollars invested in this sector could go in vain.
PUL-I-ALAM (SW): Special unit of the spy agency National Directorate for Security (NDS) on Thursday claimed to have nabbed officials associated with six schools in connection with the Taliban in eastern Logarl province.
QALAT (SW): Various endemic issues have forces the closer of many schools in the southern Zabul province forcing over 7000 children to quit studies, officials in Zabul Education Department in Zabul has said.