23 February 2019

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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.

Thursday May 31, 2018

Kabul (BNA) At least 26 prisoners were released from jail in central Bamyan province.
According to BNA report, the inmates were released based on presidential palace decree issued on behalf of 8th Sure, anniversary victory of Mujaheedin.
Also based on the decree on the terms of 37 inmates reduced.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Kabul (BNA) An agreement was signed in the presence of Herat governor based on which two school buildings built with financial support of India.
According the agreement two buildings equipped with all necessary equipment to be built in Herat city at cost of 370000 $
Farid foundation that is in charge of constructing the buildings declared that by completing the construction works of the building an important part of students’ problems would be settled.
The head of education department of Herat called the role of charity organizations and people in education development vital and important.
The representative of Indian embassy in Kabul promised his country’s participation in conducting developmental projects mostly in the provinces among them Herat.
Although it has been said that during the current year, Herat education suffering from shortage of 2000 teachers , but appreciating Farid foundation and India said, ‘” the priority of local government is settling the problems of education.”
Herat governor calling the shortage of 2000 teachers in the province regrettable asked the ministry of education to take effective measures in that regard.
He asked the participation of private sector, rich people, and the heads of relevant organizations in growth of education in that province.
The two buildings to be built for the girls deprived of education in Engil district and the other for Baba Zangy Ata School at the center of Herat city.

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