Sunday October 9, 2016
Kabul (BNA) Teacher is a person who always makes effort to provide education to students, as a teacher’s role may vary among cultures.
Teachers may provide instruction in literacy and numeracy, craftsmanship or vocational training, the arts, religion, civics, community roles, or life skills. According to UNESCO, World Teachers’ Day represents a significant token of the awareness, understanding, and appreciation displayed for the vital contributions that teachers make to education and development. Mujib Mehrdad, the spokesperson for the ministry of education said, ‘a teacher is a person who always makes effort to make literate the children of a society and help them reach their goals.’ He added that the ministry of education makes effort to change the teachers’ life condition. To encourage the teachers in World Teachers’ Day, Mehrdad said, ‘the ministry distributed first-degree, second-degree and third-degree certificates with some other privileges to elite teachers in Teacher Day.’ Replying a question, Mehrdad said, ‘the ministry of education has planned that in cooperation with ministry of rural rehabilitation and urban development to distribute lands to 3103 teachers and, likewise, it is trying to build townships to teachers.’
The ministry of education is also making effort to increase the salaries of teachers and much will be done in this respect, Mehrdad continued. On future plan of the ministry, Mehrdad said, ‘the ministry has considered capacity building for teachers in its five years strategy, in which different workshops and seminars will be held so the teachers not to face any problems in their life anymore, in term of their salaries and houses’ rents.’
In the capital Kabul, majority of teachers are professional but in remote areas, most of the teachers are 12th grade graduates or lower, Mehrdad went on to say, adding the ministry is making effort to work on teachers’ capacity building and solve these problems. Likewise, in five-year strategy of the ministry, the ground is paved to all children of the country to attend schools, as unfortunately, today almost 3.5 million children don’t access school. World Teachers’ Day is annually held on October 5 since 1994, aiming to mobilize support for teachers and to ensure that the needs of future generations will continue to be met by teachers.
Saturday, October 08, 2016
Kabul (BNA) Deputy ministry of youth affairs have established 10 English language learning centers and preparation course for the entry test in 10 girls schools in Kabul.
In a ceremony held on the occasion of the World Teacher’s Day, deputy minister of youth affairs and acting minister of information and culture Dr. Kamal Sadat spoke related to role of teachers in development of the society and said that teachers have served and taught the country’s children even in the most challenging situations; therefore, teachers were much respected in our society.
In the ceremony, head of volunteers youth for deputy ministry of youth affairs Zahra Qarizada enumerated the duty of teacher as art and sacrificing and called teachers as instructors of human society.
According to another report, acting minister of information and culture met with members of Paktika united youth council.
In the meeting, Dr. Kamal Sadat asked those youth fighting beside armed insurgents against Afghanistan government to refer to education instead killing and fighting against their brothers.
Saturday, October 08, 2016
Jalalabad (BNA) For Hundreds school students’ donated stationary aids and tents in Kot district of Nangarhar province.
The aids distributed by Sayed Rahman Governor District of Kot of Nangarhar province for students and officials of eliminatory schools.
Recently most parts of Kot district have been cleared from existing of armed rebels.
Wednesday October 5, 2016
Kabul (BNA) Teacher Day celebrates in Afghanistan while the teachers in this country suffering serious problems required being settles, but unfortunately, they have not assisted as it expected.
BNA analyst of cultural issues commenting on the issue writes October 5 marked in Afghanistan as a Teacher Day. During this day, holding meetings and conferences the spiritual status of teacher cherished. If we critically look at educational situation of the country, there are many mentionable things. The teachers are suffering from poor economic condition, insecurity, poverty and other social problems threaten their psychological safety. Today, there are about 108000 teachers has the responsibility of teaching of more than 9 million students, but the working environment, social, economic conditions where they live are not favorite enough. The teachers in rural and remote areas of the country are still threatening by armed oppositions, as, during the last years, we were witness of deadly and devastating attacks on teachers, students, schools, and educational facilities in different parts of the country.
The closure of schools’ doors to the teachers and students deprived thousands of students from attending schools and hundreds of teachers were not able to carry their duties. In cities, terrorist and armed attacks seriously threaten the life of both student and teachers. It is not, only the security situation that causes the harassment of educational personnel in our country, but in the meantime; the teachers in our country are suffering from economic problems, lack of housing, little income, lack of standard teaching facilities and other grave problems. The relevant authorities of the country have not put in practice their commitments made regarding to distribution of residential houses and increasing the salaries of teachers. The teachers who are suffering above problem certainly would not be capable of carrying their duties properly.
October 5th or Teacher Day would be an opportunity for the relevant authorities of the country to tell what have done for teachers base on their commitments and if they not put in practice the commitments already made what is the reason? October 5th should not marked as a stereotype day, the day should introduced to the people as it required and in same time the responsibility of people should be determined and renewed regarding to education. In the meantime, the teachers and the students ask the armed oppositions not to politicize the education situation in the country and not target the education personnel and desist from killing of teachers, harassing of students, and damaging schools and to respect the right of education that the almighty God granted and the great prophet of Islam honored. The responsibility of teachers is very heavy; therefore, it is to the members of the community to spare no any assistance to the education personnel in carrying out their momentous tasks.