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Education

Progress in girls’ education eroding in some Afghan areas

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Sep 20, 2017 - 20:12
KABUL (Pajhwok): An influential human rights organization has commended the Afghan government’s progress in the area of girls’ education, but at the same time warned against remaining deficits and a risk that the progress achieved was being eroded...
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300 Afghan students to enter Russian universities this year

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Sep 20, 2017 - 20:10
KABUL (Pajhwok): Three hundred Afghan students would travel to Russia for higher education this year against scholarships awarded by the Russian government, the country’s ambassador in Kabul said on Wednesday.
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‘Personal interests’ behind Paktika schools’ closure

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Sep 19, 2017 - 17:54
SHARANA (Pajhwok): Forty schools have been closed in various districts of southeastern Paktika province, depriving thousands of students of education, officials and residents say. Mehraban Pashton, a resident of Khairkot district, told Pajhwok...
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250 poor students to get higher education at RHSI

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Sep 18, 2017 - 18:02
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Hamas Welfare Foundation (HWF) has inked an agreement with Rana Health Studies Institute (RHSI) on providing free of cost higher education to 250 poor students in southeastern Paktia province. Abdul Hadi Hamas, HWF head, told...
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Afghan students on Friday staged a peaceful protest in Karachi

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Sep 15, 2017 - 21:51
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghan students on Friday staged a peaceful protest for their registration in the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PM&DC) In line with a scholarship scheme of the Pakistan government, doctors and medical students from the...
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Graft alleged in education, population census depts

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Sep 12, 2017 - 16:40
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Some youth in northern Kunduz province have accused the departments of education and population census of massive corruption, saying posts of teachers and principles are being sold. Speaking to reporters in Kunduz City, the...
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UK's Chevening scholarships for 2018-19 announced

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Sep 10, 2017 - 16:55
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Chevening Secretariat has announced accepting applications for UK government scholarships for studies in Britain in 2018/2019, a statement from the British embassy said on Sunday. The statement said applications for Chevening...
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Helmand University sans building after 9 years of foundation

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Sep 09, 2017 - 14:09
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): The state-run University of southern Helmand province has been without building after nine-year of its foundation, but officials says efforts are one to construct proper building and infrastructure for the university.
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Ghor edu director slams NDS over his arrest, torture

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Sep 09, 2017 - 13:52
FEROZKOH (Pajhwok): Acting director of Education Department in western Farah province has claimed personnel of the National Directorate of Security (NDS) detained him illegally and allegedly tortured him during detention.
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80pc drop in illiteracy in next 15 years: Rahimi

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Sep 07, 2017 - 18:53
KABUL (Pajhwok): Deputy education minister Sardar Mohammad Rahimi on Thursday said insecurity, poverty and corruption in the country stemmed from illiteracy. Speaking at a press conference here, Rahimi said until the issue of illiteracy was not...
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Half of Nangarhar schools without buildings

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Sep 06, 2017 - 19:48
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Provincial officials on Wednesday rang a school bell to kick-start the new academic year in eastern Nangarhar province, where half of the schools have no buildings. But officials, who attended a ceremony in this regard at the...
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No school open in Taliban-held Baghran district

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Sep 06, 2017 - 19:06
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): The governor of southern Helmand province on Wednesday said the Taliban had closed tens of schools in the Baghran district. Hayatullah Hayat, inaugurating the new academic year at a gathering in Lashkargah, the provincial...
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Multiple challenges crippling Bamyan education sector

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Sep 06, 2017 - 00:19
BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): Administrative corruption, weak administration, lack of buildings for schools, professional teachers and equipments are factors crippling the education process in central Bamyan province, a report said on Tuesday. Published by...
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Hindu-Sikh minorities lament lack of dedicated schools

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Sep 03, 2017 - 13:29
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): The Hindu and Sikh minorities living in southern Ghazni province have complained their children are teased and harassed by classmates in public and private schools and demanded separate schools for their children.
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355 new police cadets graduate in Kandahar

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Aug 27, 2017 - 20:14
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): As many as 355 police cadets graduated from the Southern Zone Police Training Centre in Kandahar province on Sunday. The young officers underwent a six-month training course, learning professional tactics. The individuals...
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Insecurity: Closure of 2 Logar schools affects 1,600 students

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Aug 24, 2017 - 14:41
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Deteriorating security in Pul-i-Alam, the capital of central Logar province, and Mohammad Agha district has forced two schools to be closed, depriving nearly 1,600 students of education. Mohammad Shahpur Arab, Education...
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Kandahar parents encouraged to send children to school

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Aug 18, 2017 - 22:41
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Activists drove in a convoy of vehicles through the streets of Kandahar City, the capital of southern Kandahar province, on Friday to encourage parents into sending their children to school. The activists used load-speakers to...
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No room for politics on campuses, says Ghani

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Aug 17, 2017 - 17:17
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday stressed the need for fundamental changes in the higher education system, saying politics had no room in universities. He said the higher education institutes should be used as centres of...
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Saudi equips Abu Hanifa library in Kabul

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Aug 16, 2017 - 16:34
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Saudi Arabia Assistance Committee on Wednesday said it provided books and equipment worth nearly four million afghanis to Abu Hanifa Library in Kabul. A statement from the Saudi Assistance Committee received by Pajhwok Afghan...
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Education Ministry receives $7m in assistance

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Aug 15, 2017 - 19:19
KABUL (Pajhwok): Several international and national organizations on Tuesday provided $7 million in aid to the Ministry of Education for development of educational system in nine provinces of the country. A statement from the MoE said the Norwegian...
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