18 November 2018

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Monday, June 11, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Second Deputy to the Chief Executive, Eng. Mohammad Khan praised Sunday, the Afghan-Turk school medal winners, BNA reported.
In a ceremony held the other day, Omid Afghan-Turk school medal winners, BNA reported.
In a ceremony held the other day, Omid Afghan-Turk Principal Mohammad Rafi Musazai said the students could win first and second position respectively at the secondary and high school level during a worldwide amity-test, said the agency.
Talented students from 13 world countries, including Canada, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Azerbyjan, Pakistan and other countries have attended the competition held in India, with the Afghan students could shine well and win the first and second positions, the principal said adding 12 of them winning gold and 13 silver medals among 55 Afghan students.  This is a matter of pleasure and pride for Afghanistan, said Musazai who added Mohammad Ysar Rahmani could win an honorary medal besides winning the gold one, said the agency.
The minister of education, Mohammad Mirwais Balkhi spoke at the ceremony and said this was a great achievement in the field of education for the country, the agency quoted.
Congratulating them for the achievement, Eng. Mohammad Khan called a great victory for the country’s education and said the government fully support private education, besides the government-run schools, according to the agency.
 

Sunday June 10, 2018

Kabul (BNA) As many as 11 ISIS loyalists were killed during conflicts with Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) in northern Jawzjan province the night before last.
Abdul Hafiz Hashi security director in Jawzjan told BNA correspondent, the ISIS members were killed, while they launched attack on ANDSF’s checkpoints in Alikhail region, Darzab district of the province.
It has been said, six other ISIS adherents were wounded, three local policemen were martyred and three others were injured during the clashes.
According to another report, three ISIS fighters were killed in Denar village, Qarqeen district of the province.
M.A.Ansari
 

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Chaired by second vice president Sarwar Danesh, the cabinet’s national literacy committee held session on Saturday, BNA reported.
At the outset, acting minister of education Mirwais Balkhi reported about his ministry’s activities in term of literacy based on which the cooperation agreements among the deputy ministry of education for literacy and government and private organizations are getting improved, according to the statement.
According to him, this year, due to UNESCO international organization’s considerations, Bamyan has gotten the membership of UNESCO global network of learning cities.
Evaluating the education ministry’s steps on literacy as positive, second VP stressed those organizations that have signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with deputy ministry of education for literacy, should seriously pay heed to their next year’s budget on literacy section, the statement added.
Literacy conditional draft was also presented in the meeting by deputy ministry of education for literacy based on which, forced learning has been predicted for activities such as driving licenses, work permit for shopkeepers and cleaners being recruited in 7th and 8th grades of civil services.
The meeting’s participants stressed on flexible and gradual forcing of literacy.
For implementation and planning of literacy for the mentioned grades of civil services, the meeting decided the issue would be reviewed in a meeting with administrative reforms and civil services commission.
According to the agenda, deputy minister of education for literacy said the literacy committee meeting have not been held in 20 provinces and the committee tasked the local organs administration to investigate the issue through a formal decree.
 

Sunday June 10, 2018

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani inaugurated a high school in Kabul’s Houdkhil area, where has been built by prefabricated parts, the presidential palace said in a statement the other day.
According to the statement, the ceremony was attended by acting minister of education, minister of urban development and housing and some other government officials, during which the President after looking round the school’s different sections, met a number of its teachers. The President said today by building the mentioned school, one of the government’s key promises bas been practiced and this year, using prefabricated parts, 100 other schools would also be built throughout the country. ‘The situation existed in the past on building the schools was not acceptable and construction of schools by using prefabricated parts with lower cost and short time, the situation would positively change in education sector,’ the statement added. The President lauded the minister of urban development and housing and the prefabricated housing factory’s efforts on construction of the mentioned school and the plan for construction of many other schools as well as cooperation of Turkey in establishing the factory, the statement went on to say. He clarified that with establishing prefabricated housing factory, the ground would be paved for private sector investment in the respect, the statement continued. It is worth mentioning that Houdkhil No One High School has been built by prefabricated parts in two floors within 8 weeks, cost $250,000 and in the area of 972 square meter, including other facilities such as library, computer lab and first aids room.
 

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