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  • October 19, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan fourth-worst place in the world for girls’ education: report
    Foreign Policy: Around 130 million girls don’t go to school every day. ONE, a global organization that fights extreme poverty, is trying to fix that by finding out where the problem is the worst. Their new report ranks the 10 worst nations in the world for girls to get an education. Nine of those are in Africa. The other? Afghanistan — a place where the United States has poured massive funds for education since overthrowing the Taliban there in 2001.      Full news...

  • October 17, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    HRW: Two-thirds of Afghan girls do not attend school.
    Human Rights Watch: Afghan government and international donor efforts since 2001 to educate girls have significantly faltered in recent years, Human Rights Watch said in a new report released today. Sixteen years after the US-led military intervention in Afghanistan ousted the Taliban, an estimated two-thirds of Afghan girls do not attend school.      Full news...

  • November 20, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    90% Of Women In Rural Areas Can’t Read Or Write
    TOLOnews.com: The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) director and representative in Afghanistan, Patricia McPhillips, on Sunday said 90 percent of women and 63 percent of men in the country’s villages are not able to read or compute. Addressing the Award Ceremony of the 2016 Bibigul UNESCO Literacy Prize, she said the number of those who cannot read, write or compute is more than 11 million.      Full news...



  • August 31, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan Schoolgirls Run Gauntlet of Abuse
    IWPR: Zarlashta still dreams of graduating from school and going on to university, but she was forced to end her studies in the 11th grade. Each day as she made her way to Kandarhar’s Malalay High School she had to run a gauntlet of abuse from men who taunted and sexually propositioned her along the way.      Full news...

  • August 17, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan: Rise in Military Use of Schools
    HRW: Afghan security forces are increasingly using schools as bases during military operations in Taliban-held areas, putting children at risk and depriving thousands of an education, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The Afghan government should take immediate steps to curtail security force use of schools for military purposes.      Full news...


  • June 2, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    64 school girls poisoned in central Maidan Wardak province
    Khaama Press: At least 64 schoolgirls were poisoned in central Maidan Wardak province of Afghanistan on Wednesday, the education officials said. An official in the Ministry of Education Kabir Haqmal said the incident took place in a girls school in Behsud district. He said the students were immediately taken to hospital for treatment and the health condition of them has been reported satisfactory.      Full news...

  • May 6, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Open the world of education to girls
    The Killid Group: Nearly a third of girl students drop out of school mid-way. The reasons could vary from lack of security to discriminatory social customs. Mujib Mehrzad, spokesperson of the Ministry of Education, says traditional ways have sunk deep roots in society. Even where schools may be close to their homes, families do not let their daughters study after middle school.      Full news...

  • May 2, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Almost 400 Teachers in Badakhshan Are Drug Addicts: Officials
    TOLOnews.com: Education officials in north-eastern Badakhshan province on Monday said that nearly 400 teachers, in four districts, are drug addicts and continue to teach students. Abdul Hai Entezami, head of the provincial education department, said they plan however to start discussions with these teachers soon.      Full news...


  • February 22, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan Girls Mourn Lost Education
    IWPR: Soala gazes at her prized high school diploma with tears in her eyes. Having graduated at the top of her class from the Zarghuna Ana high school in Kandahar province, she had dreamed of going on to study medicine. But her hopes were dashed when her father and older brother said that they would not allow her to carry on her education.      Full news...

  • January 20, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Six million Afghanis missing from the Education Directorate of Daikundi
    Khaama Press: Six million Afghanis have gone missing from the Education Directorate of central Daikundi province. Clerk of the Education Directorate had reportedly withdrawn six million Afghanis from the bank a few days before who has been missing since then. Sayed Mustafa Musawi, Finance Manager at the Education Directorate says that the clerk’s cell phone is also not working.      Full news...

  • January 12, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    40 Percent of Afghan Children out of School: UNICEF
    New Afghan Press: Forty percent of children in Afghanistan, battered by four decades of conflict, are out of school, UNICEF said on Monday. An estimated 24 million children of school age are not in school in 22 countries affected by conflict, the agency found. South Sudan has the largest proportion of children out of school, 51 percent, followed by 47 percent in Niger, 41 percent in Sudan, and 40 percent in Afghanistan.      Full news...

  • January 9, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Schools in name only
    The Killid Group: Going to school is fraught with danger in provinces like Takhar, Sar-e Pol, Baghlan, Parwan, Nangarhar, Kunduz, Helmand and Badakhshan. Schools have been targeted and buildings blown up by Taleban and other armed anti-government fighters. Nearly 10 million students – a little less than half girls – are affected.      Full news...


  • August 31, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    School Poisoning? Nearly 100 Girls Fall Ill in Herat, Afghanistan
    NBC News: Nearly 100 Afghan schoolgirls fell sick on Monday, prompting officials in the western city of Herat to investigate whether they were poisoned by Taliban militants. “Our initial finding shows some kind of spray was used by some of the students to freshen up the classrooms,” provincial police spokesman Col. Abdul Rauf Ahmadi told NBC News. “Our investigation is ongoing to determine if it was an act of sabotage or poor quality spray.”      Full news...


  • July 10, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Report Details Insurgents, Political Parties Recruiting in Afghan Schools
    TOLOnews.com: A new report by the Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU) reports that armed opposition groups and political parties are seeking to embed themselves high schools around the country in order to extend their influence and recruit among Afghan youths. Research indicates that militant groups such as the Taliban, Jundallah, Hizb-e-Islami and Hizb ut-Tahrir are all already active in recruiting students from Afghan schools to join their ranks.      Full news...

  • July 4, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan: Men throw acid into girls’ faces “for going to school”
    CNN: Attackers on a motorbike threw acid in the faces of three teenage girls on their way to school in Afghanistan’s western Herat province on Saturday, an official told CNN. The girls, age 16 to 18, are students at one of the biggest girls’ schools in Herat city, the provincial capital, said Aziz-ul-Rahman Sarwary, head of the education department for the province.      Full news...



  • June 5, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Government Ignoring Teachers Demands: Strikers
    TOLOnews.com: The teachers’ strike has entered its sixth day but no government official has yet met with the strikers to listen to their demands, the protesters claimed on Saturday. Dozens of teachers from different parts of Kabul gathered at Habibia High School on Saturday where they accused the government of being silent on the issue.      Full news...

  • May 9, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Long way from education for all
    The Killid Group: Afghanistan is caught in a cycle. Few girls go to school. Fewer women become teachers. Social restrictions, insecurity and a severe shortage of female teachers continue to pose a challenge. The Ministry of Education (MoE) says 15 percent of female students drop out of school. The UN children’s agency UNICEF says 3 million Afghan children have never been inside a school; 60 percent are girls. At least 500 schools are closed across the country because of security threats.      Full news...

  • January 11, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    119 schools shut in Helmand
    PAN: At least 119 schools in southern Helmand province remain shut because of insecurity, education officials said on Sunday. Of the 119 schools closed, 77 are situated in northern districts of the province. Education Director Abdul Matin Jafar told Pajhwok Afghan News 14 schools had been reopened this year while 119 were still close.      Full news...

  • September 22, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    80pc of girls’ schools remain closed in Afghan province
    PAN: Various unwanted factors have led to the closure of more than 80 percent of female schools in western Ghor province, it is learnt. Ghor is home to some 8000 registered schools, including 190 schools for girls. More than 125, 000 boys and 83, 000 girls study in these schools. The provincial chapter of Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) has expressed its grave concerns over the closure of so many schools in Ghor.      Full news...

  • July 23, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Millions plundered in name of salaries
    PAN: Residents claim tens of thousands of afghanis, which are released by the education department in the name of teacher salaries, end up in pockets of a few individuals in the Maroof district of southern Kandahar province. Education department officials say there are a total of 40 schools in Maroof and eight of them have been closed due to insecurity, but residents reject the claim and say not a single school is operational in the town.      Full news...

  • May 1, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Schools Lack Buildings, Books in Afghan Southeast
    IWPR: Belqisa, a grade four student at the Wargha village school, perched on an improvised stool consisting of two bricks stacked together. Around her, in their open-air classroom, fellow students sat either on rocks or on the ground. Looking around her, Belqisa said, “We don’t have a classroom. We study under the blue sky. When it rains, they send us home, but we burn up in the summer heat and shiver in the cold of winter.”      Full news...

  • January 28, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    5 years and 3 contractors later, Afghanistan school still deemed unsafe
    FoxNews.com: A school being built in Afghanistan with foreign contractors and funds from American taxpayers has become a money pit that is not even safe for students, a U.S. government watchdog said. The Mazar-e-Sharif school in the northern Afghanistan region of Balkh, one of 16 schools built in the war-torn nation under a U.S. Agency for International Development plan, has been deemed structurally unsafe, according to Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction John Sopko.      Full news...



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