Saturday, May 25, 2013
Mazar-e-Sharif (BNA) Two newly constructed buildings for schools were inaugurated yesterday in northern Balkh province, officials said.
One of the buildings for Sheikh Mohammad Siddique High School costs $150,000 which had been provided by the UN-Habitat. Also the local people contributed 25,000 Afghanis for the construction of the school building, Education Director Qais Mehrain said. He said the building has administrative rooms and 16 classrooms for 4,000 students. The second building for the Ghulam Mohammad Maimangi High School costs $245,000 funded by UNICEF and UN-Habibat. Also the parantes of the students have been provided 20 per cent of the total cost. Balkh has 504 schools where 10, 199 teachers teach 54, 0178 pupils, including 22, 8812 females.
Saturday May 18, 2013
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai in his 15-day radio address asked the people especially the youths to spend most of their time in reading of books.
He added that without doubt the base for human progress and scientific progress is through studying books.
He stressed that our country marks the last week of Saur as the week for reading books.
In fact all information can be obtained through reading books, newspapers, magazines and other printed publications.
He urged the youths who are undergoing education to be used with reading and studying for improving their information and knowledge.
Touching on the activities in printing and extension of scientific and cultural spheres in the country, he added that books are containing all entertainment and scientific subjects each of which can raise knowledge of them.
WE should therefore in addition to school text books encourage our children to study books as well in order to inculcate the culture of reading in their routine activities.
He expressed satisfaction that the number of the people of country who are able to read and write have increased in the country, and the number of illiterate people are decreasing by passing each day.
He urged the literate individuals in the families to help the illiterates of that family to read and write as well.
He stressed that the Ministry of Information and Culture, cultural foundations and publishers of the country are obliged to prepare informative books and print them for the children of the country to raise the scientific, cultural and general information of the people and this way the culture of book reading is promoted in the country.
He asked the youth to reduce watching the TVs and instead focus on reading books and other publications.
It should be noted that with the initiative of Information and Culture Ministry, the last week of Saur has been named as the week of reading books and it has been added to the annual calendar.
Sunday May 12, 2013
Kabul (BNA) The World Bank has signed agreement to provide 55 million US dollars as grant to support professional and vocational education in Afghanistan, BNA reported.
The minister for finance Omar Zakhilwal and acting chief of the WB in Afghanistan inked the agreement here yesterday.
In his speech after inking the agreement, Zakhilwal besides thanking the World Bank for its support said that the rehabilitation of national institute for music and supporting the school for blind people and building the national institute for administration and management are the biggest achievements made through WB support.
Minister for education Dr. Farooq Wardak in his address said with the support of WB the government can facilitate more youth to get professional education.
The WB’s official assured the bank’s continued support particularly in the fields of poverty alleviation and economic development in the transformation decade.
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Cheghcheran (BNA) The foundation stone of a primary girls’ school was laid down in Kandewal village, Cheghcheran city center of Ghor province.
Sebghatullah Akbari education head of Ghoor said BNA, the building will be constructed in the area of half jirib land within one year.
According to the source, the building of the school cost 12 million Afghanis will be paid by financial assistance of Japan.